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Misdemeanors & Felonies in Orange County

Fight Your Charges with Proven Lawyers

At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, our criminal defense attorneys have the experience and resources to help clients facing all types of charges. Whether you’re trying to handle a traffic ticket, have been arrested for a misdemeanor, or are facing felony or federal charges, our legal team is here to provide the support and aggressive representation you need. To discuss your rights, and how to protect them, you can email Ms. Landry and her staff here. In addition, you can listen to, and or download, her OC, CA Criminal Defense Attorney podcast episodes by clicking here.

Arrested for a misdemeanor or felony? Contact our firm for a free case review!

When it comes to criminal justice, the majority of cases will involve either misdemeanor or felony charges. In California, misdemeanors and felonies are general terms used to classify the severity of a criminal offense. Each charge will have unique characteristics, and will demand a unique defense.

Understanding Misdemeanors & Felonies

  • Misdemeanors – In California, misdemeanors are any crime punishable with less than one year of incarceration. In general terms, misdemeanors are less serious than felony crimes. Common misdemeanors include most DUI offenses, shoplifting, domestic violence, public intoxication, prostitution/solicitation, and drug possession.
  • Felonies – Felonies are more serious crimes that carry jail or prison sentences of over one year. Felonies include a number of serious theft, sex, and violent crimes. Some common felonies include: grand theft, drug manufacturing/cultivation, robbery, auto theft, aggravated assault, murder.


Because criminal cases are always unique, there are times when the same crime can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony. These crimes are referred to as “wobblers” and often become a factor in cases where defendants can fight for reduced charges, penalties, and sentencing.

In California, prosecutors can choose to file a crime as either a misdemeanor or felony based on:

  • The unique facts of a case; and
  • A defendant’s criminal history

As an example, two people that commit similar crimes may face different charges based on their criminal record. Prosecutors are more likely to more severely punish a person with a lengthy or serious criminal history. Whatever the circumstances, individuals charged with wobblers should work with experienced attorneys to work on minimizing the charges and penalties they face.

Call us today for a FREE case evaluation?

If you have questions about your case, whether you’ll be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, and how our legal team can fight for you, our firm is here to help. We serve clients throughout Orange County.

Contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry today for a free case evaluation.

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At Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Best DUI attorney in Orange County. She far exceeded my expectations."
    Best DUI attorney in Orange County. She far exceeded my expectations. You can tell she cares about her clients. She’s strategic and relentless. If you want the best results possible, retain Virginia Landry.
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    "She was very detailed and meticulous on how she handled my case and I couldn't be any happier with the outcome!"
    My case was dismissed DUI, due to her help. I sincerely appreciate it. My case is finally over now. If you have any concerns or cases, and you need help but can't find a trusted lawyer, I highly recommend hiring Virginia. She was very detailed and meticulous on how she handled my case and I couldn't be any happier with the outcome!! She is an excellent lawyer! Do not hesitate to contact her, and again I really appreciate her help!
    - Bella L.
    "Absolutely incredible and worth every penny spent. Her compassion is beyond my understanding"
    WOW!!!!! Virginia Landry is an absolute professional who knows what she's talking about. But she doesn't just talk, she is ALL ACTION. I was quite nervous as she was a referral and I'll have to say I'm so glad I was referred. Absolutely incredible and worth every penny spent. Her compassion is beyond my understanding, especially in these times. I can't say enough other than HIRE HER NOW!!! You will NOT be disappointed. A+++++++++
    - S.D.

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