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Felony Crime


A felony is a crime that can result in a sentence of more than one year in custody. That means that State Prison is a possible sentence in any felony. There are many different crimes and kinds of conduct that can be charged as a felony. These crimes include things such as reckless evading of a police officer, resisting an executive officer, hit and run with injury, negligent burning, arson, felony vandalism, criminal threats, auto theft, vehicular manslaughter, grand theft, burglary, dissuading a witness, identity theft, serious felonies, violent felonies, and more. Whether you’re facing a felony crime in Walnut Creek, CA, or a felony charge in Contra Costa County, you can trust the services offered by the criminal defense lawyers and attorneys at the Law Office of Derek R. Ewin. There are different kinds of crimes a person can be charged with, and depending on the severity of the crime, the person could be facing a felony or misdemeanor charge.

Many of these charges are called “wobblers.” Wobblers can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. If you are arrested for a wobbler, it can be important to try to talk to the District Attorney before a filing decision is made. In that way, it may be possible to provide the DA with information that would encourage the case to be filed as a misdemeanor instead of a felony. In all felony cases, it is advised to contact a California Felony Crime attorney right away.

Sentences in felony cases can range from probation and a fine to state prison time. Certain rights like the ability to vote and own a firearm can be revoked if someone is convicted of a felony. Often when these cases are filed, the court will issue an arrest warrant, and the ability to make bail can be very important. As a result, when you have been charged with, or suspect that you are being investigated for, a felony it is extremely important that you talk to an attorney immediately. An experienced attorney could mean the difference between felony or misdemeanor charges and state prison or probation. If you have been charged with a felony crime in Walnut Creek, CA or Contra Costa County, be sure to get in touch with Felony Crime lawyer in Contra Costa County right away. You can do that by contacting the Law Office of Derek R. Ewin at (925) 308-6444 for a Free Consultation.

Derek Ewin has worked on all of these types of charges over his career. He has had experience dealing with these types of cases as a felony filer, preliminary hearing deputy, trial team deputy and defense attorney. As a result of his experience, Derek Ewin knows how to best protect your rights and interests in these types of cases, including how to work towards getting them reduced to misdemeanors. He has been practicing as a Walnut Creek Felony Crime attorney for many years.

(Penal Code sections 69, 192, 459, 460, 484, 503, 451, 594, 12021, 12316, 1192.5, 1192.7, etc.)

(Vehicle Code sections 2800.2, 20001, 10851, etc.)

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