Many theft and vandalism offenses are referred to as “wobblers”- meaning they can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies by the prosecutor. Prosecutors have a number of circumstances they base this decision on. Meticulously knowing about these factors is our job, and at the end of the day our knowledge puts you in a better position once you have retained us.
Did you know that Penal Code 17 (b) allows a judge to reduce a charge if the prosecutor won’t? If a charge is reduced to a misdemeanor, this allows for an expungement. That is an alternative you will not have if convicted of a felony offense. It is very helpful to have familiarity in front of local judges, to know what they care about, what convinces them, and that is what the Law Offices of Joel M. Furman can bring to the table. Call us today at 949-476-8900 to discuss your or your loved one’s situation.