A Second Chance To Make A Decision
Hindsight is 20/20.
Pleading guilty to a felony seemed like the right choice at the time, but it continues to limit your opportunities today. Whether you were being pressured by a prosecutor, lacked adequate legal counsel, or just wanted to make it all go away as quickly as possible, pleading guilty to a felony is likely something you have come to regret.
At Premier Domestic Violence Law Group, we know that a good person can be accused of felony crimes. We believe you deserve an opportunity to remove this blemish from your record so you can free yourself from the repercussions of having a felony on your record. Led by a former criminal prosecutor, our firm is equipped to reduce your domestic violence conviction from a felony to a misdemeanor.
How We Approach Reduction Cases
We focus on creating mitigation packets when we handle domestic violence cases; we take the same approach when seeking a reduction on behalf of a client who previously pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge. Our goal is to show that it is in the interest of justice to reduce your felony conviction to a misdemeanor. The judge in the case will look at a number of factors, including the underlying facts of your case, your probation record, your criminal history and specific circumstances that would be aided by a reduction such as an upcoming employment background check.
Tell Us Your Story
It’s hard out there even for people without a felony on their record. We want to help you open the door to future employment, housing and educational opportunities. Contact us today for a free consultation.
REDUCING A FELONY CONVICTION TO A MISDEMEANOR PER PENAL CODE 17(b)(4)
Someone may accept a Felony plea agreement. At that time, the agreement contains certain safeguards that ultimately were better than taking the case to jury trial (i.e. no jail time). For example, a few years have passed and someone now wants to erase the blemish of the conviction. This is especially true of Felony charges on your record. The Premier Law Group can help you. Call our office to get your felony reduced at (619) 736-3375.
People who are convicted of felonies can face difficulty in finding jobs or suitable housing. These individuals may be unable to qualify for certain State professional licenses and those convicted of a felony will lose their right to own or possess a firearm and will lose the right to vote. However, individuals convicted of certain felony offenses may be able to petition the court to reduce the conviction to a misdemeanor and then to expunge the conviction. This can be critical for people who are trying to move on with their lives after being convicted of a felony.
California Penal Code Section 17(b) PC, a person who has been convicted of a felony can have the charge reduced to a misdemeanor when the underlying offense is what is considered a “wobbler” crime that could have been charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Additionally, the defendant must have been granted probation. There are many criminal offenses that are considered “wobblers” under the law, including DUI with Injury (VC 23153) Domestic Violence (PC 273.5) Hit and Run with Injury (VC 20001) Embezzlement (PC 503) grand theft (PC 487) Burglary (PC 459) criminal threats (PC 422), and many others. “Straight felonies” which can only be prosecuted as felonies are not eligible for misdemeanor reduction. You want to contact Premier Law Group to see what remedy you might be eligible for at (619) 736-3375.