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San Jose Lawyers for Reduction of Felonies to Misdemeanors

San Jose Reduction of Felonies Lawyers

Santa Clara County Sentence Reduction Attorneys

At the law offices of Jachimowicz Law Group, we have one objective for all of our clients: to obtain the best resolution possible in their criminal case. If we can't get charges dropped or an acquittal at trial, we may be able to work toward reducing felony charges to misdemeanor charges.

This may be possible even if you previously pled guilty to a felony or after you have completed probation (section 17 California Penal Code).

If you have been charged with a felony in California, contact a San Jose criminal defense lawyer at Jachimowicz Law Group. You can discuss the best strategy for your criminal case with an experienced attorney. We understand how the justice system works at all levels: state and federal, felony and misdemeanor. Three of our defense lawyers previously worked in law enforcement.

Plea Bargains and Sentence Reductions

The benefits of a plea bargain to get charges reduced from felonies to misdemeanors include:

  • Avoiding jail time: In many cases, community service, weekend work, electronic monitoring, or rehabilitation programs may take the place of incarceration when a felony charge is reduced to a misdemeanor charge through negotiation without trial.
  • Avoiding a trial: Allowing the accused to go on with his or her life in peace while the misdemeanor or felony case is underway
  • Preventing or removing a more serious offense from one's criminal record: Avoiding the buildup of a record that can prove disastrous to one's future under the "three strikes" law
  • Avoiding publicity and stigma that often accompanies a felony charge or conviction

Reducing Felony Charges AFTER Conviction

If you were convicted of a felony such as a drug-related offense, it may be possible to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor and eventually to have it expunged from your record after probation. However, reduction to a misdemeanor charge is not possible if you have been convicted of homicide/murder or some other violent crimes, some sex crimes, or more serious drug charges.

Contact a San Jose Felony Reduction Attorney to Discuss Your Case

To learn more about reduction of felonies to misdemeanors, talk to an experienced San Jose felony defense attorney at Jachimowicz Law Group.

There is never a charge for your initial in-office conference with us. At that conference, the facts and defense of your case are discussed as well as the fee we will charge. In most cases, payment plans can be arranged.

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