An Attorney for Misdemeanors & Felonies

At the beginning of our criminal defense attorney’s career he served as a prosecutor, which allowed him to gain first-hand insight into how district attorneys secure convictions in nearly every type of criminal case Now J.P. Brennan of Brennan Defense is entirely dedicated to defending all types of criminal charges with his skilled felony defense and misdemeanor defense services.

Our attorney is capable of anticipating the strategies the prosecutors will use. This means he knows exactly what it takes to defend all types of misdemeanor and felony charges successfully. In particular, our criminal defense lawyer is ready to defend his clients in the following types of cases:

  • Driving under the Influence, including Motorcycling & Boating under the Influence
  • License Suspensions, including DMV Administrative Hearings
  • White Collar Crimes, including Fraud, Embezzlement, Insurance Fraud & Workers’ Compensation Fraud
  • Weapons Charges
  • Sex Offenses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes, including All Levels of Narcotics Possession & Sale
  • Gang-Related Offenses
  • Theft Crimes, including Burglary & Robbery
  • Homicide Crimes, including Murder & Manslaughter
  • Violent Crimes, including Bar Fights, Shootings, Assault & Battery

The Differences Between Felonies & Misdemeanors

A felony is a much more serious crime than a misdemeanor. This distinction is important, especially when it comes to case sentencing. A felony can carry jail time up to life imprisonment, while a misdemeanor involves one year or less time of incarceration.

A felony is a crime involving the theft of $400 or more, violence, abuse, drug crimes, arson, and four or more DUI convictions within a ten year period. White collar crimes, such as identity theft, embezzlement, perjury, and computer crimes can also be charged as felonies.

A misdemeanor offense includes petty theft of items valued less than $400, public drunkenness, and aggravated misdemeanors, such as driving under the influence, domestic battery, and driving with a suspended license. Some crimes are considered wobblers, meaning the court has the option of charging the accused with either a felony or a misdemeanor. This can happen in cases where the alleged offender has no prior criminal convictions.

A Strong Misdemeanor & Felony Defense

You need to have an aggressive defense lawyer by your side when you have been charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony. J.P. Brennan understands the process that comes with both prosecuting and defending individuals accused of a crime and, with his good working relationships with the local judges and district attorneys, can help guide your case to the best possible conclusion. His ability to help his clients has helped him to create an excellent reputation in the Sacramento legal community that allows him to negotiate the best possible deals and provide the finest in trial representation.

Our criminal defense and licenses revocation attorney maintains a 24-hour phone number and is committed to being available to you when you need him. Here are just some of the ways he can help someone charged with a felony:

  • Reduce Charges to Misdemeanor – The penalties will always be less with misdemeanors.
  • Expungement – If you were convicted of a felony, it may be possible to get it reduced or expunged entirely from your record years later.
  • Future Employment & Housing – A felony on your record can be a barrier to getting a job and good housing, even decades after a conviction. Even a one-time crime can follow you for your entire life. This is why a reduction in charges, a successful defense, and expungement of a felony from your record after conviction are all very important.


Contact us for more information about the different types of misdemeanor and felony defense services we offer. Our attorney works hard to assist clients located throughout the communities of Sacramento, Rosemont, La Riviera, Florin, and Fair Oaks, California, as well as the surrounding areas.