We handle a lot of felony cases, like hit-and-run, which can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. Typically, when we see a hit-and-run being charged as a felony, there is going to be some sort of serious injury involved. If it's just property damage, it is usually going to be filed as a misdemeanor. We handle misdemeanors and felony traffic-related offenses.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Assault with a deadly weapon can also be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. If someone tries to run another person over with their vehicle, it is probably going to be charged as a felony under California Penal Code 245(a)(1). If someone gets angry, swerves their car, and accidentally hits the person, that will likely be charged as a misdemeanor.
In any case, the DMV is going to get involved and the criminal prosecutor is going to look at your overall record and what happened. In a lot of manslaughter cases, people are doing something that violates the law and someone ends up dying.
Sometimes, they can be filed as a felony and sometimes they can be filed as misdemeanors. We handle both of these scenarios. The dividing line between felonies and misdemeanors, when it comes to vehicular manslaughter, is very murky. That's where we come in. We fight for you and do everything we can to get rid of that felony scenario, where you're looking at prison time, if you get convicted.
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