Monthly Archives: May 2020

What Types of Plea Can be Made in a Criminal Case? More

What Types of Pleas Can Be Made in a Criminal Case?

In California, there are three basic types of pleas used in criminal cases. Guilty Pleading guilty will result in a conviction. The defendant will not have a trial and the judge will sentence them. Hold a sentencing hearing for both the prosecution and defense to present their case regarding punishment. The defendant who pleads guilty…

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Crimes: What’s the Difference? More

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Crimes: What’s the Difference?

In most jurisdictions throughout the U.S., crimes are divided into different categories based on the seriousness of the crime. Indeed, the three major categories include infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Infractions are the least serious of crimes. Misdemeanors and felonies are another story. What’s the difference between these two types of crimes, and what does it…