Law Offices of Erik Steven Johnson

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San Jose Felony Criminal Defense Attorney

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Lawyer for Clients Charged with Felonies in Santa Clara County and the Surrounding Area

If you are convicted of a felony, it can result in grave consequences including hefty fines, a lengthy prison sentence, and additional obstacles associated with a criminal record. The assistance of a skilled attorney can significantly increase your chances of having charges reduced or even dropped. At the Law Offices of Erik Steven Johnson, we can help provide the personal attention that your criminal defense needs.

Felony Classifications

California groups unlawful acts into three categories: infractions, misdemeanors and felonies. Felonies are the most serious of these three groups and can result in a commitment to state prison, substantial fines and fees, offender registrations, restraining orders, and parole restriction. Additionally, a felony conviction must be disclosed on job applications and appear on background checks. Even worse, if sentenced to prison, you may not obtain a record clearance (expungement), but may only remove the record of conviction by a Governor's Pardon.

Types of Felonies

Felony offenses are broken down into two parts: alternative and non-alternative offenses. Non-alternative offenses can only be charged as a felony and cannot be reduced to misdemeanor status before or after a conviction. Alternative offenses, sometimes referred to as "wobblers," may be reduced to misdemeanor either before or even after conviction

The penalties for felonies in California can be particularly severe. Some of the legal areas in which Attorney Erik Johnson focuses on providing assistance include:

Expungements

If you were not sentenced to prison or convicted of certain types of sex offenses or violent crimes, it might be possible to get your felony record expunged. One of the many benefits of expungements is that it removes the requirement to disclose information about the conviction on job applications. Our skilled criminal defense attorney can help assist with criminal expungement and record sealing.

Contact a Santa Clara Criminal Defense Lawyer

Felonies are serious crimes that can create substantial obstacles for an individual, including some consequences that will last a lifetime if not handled properly. If you were charged with a felony, the Law Offices of Erik Steven Johnson are knowledgeable about the laws and can help create a strong legal defense so that your case is resolved in the best possible manner. Contact our San Jose law firm today by calling 408-246-3004. Se habla Español.

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