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What’s the Difference Between Felonies and Misdemeanors?

Generally speaking, felonies are more serious than misdemeanors. Certain crimes can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the severity of the crime. For example, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with an Injury is typically a misdemeanor. However, if the injury is serious, or the injuries are permanent, the case can be filed as a felony. There are some charges that start out as felonies that can be reduced to misdemeanors, such as Assault or Grand Theft. Finally, some charges may be initially pled to as a felony but reduced to a misdemeanor either before the term of probation has expired, or later upon a motion to the court and a showing of good cause. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, the consequences can be severe. Contact San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney today and schedule a free confidential consultation to discuss your case.


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