Defense Of Felony & Misdemeanor Crimes

Felony / Misdemeanor Charges

What determines the felony, misdemeanor, or infraction designation is the punishment that is attached to the charge. Our staff at the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse, in Dublin, California, can effectively educate you on what this means for your situation. We provide comprehensive, aggressive criminal defense representation to clients across Northern California who are facing felony and/or misdemeanor charges.


In felony situations, the procedures can be overwhelming and difficult to handle on your own. Let us stand by your side in this stressful situation. We can explain the steps involved in handling a felony case, such as the requirement to post bail to get out of jail and having to make an initial appearance in court. (Your attorney can make all subsequent appearances on your behalf.) Get in touch with us today to discuss the felony charges against you. We are ready to help.


In misdemeanor matters, you may not have to see a judge. Your attorney can make the court appearance (or appearances) for you. This is why it is important to select a lawyer who has your best interests in mind and will advocate for your rights. Traffic offenses, DMV hearings, and domestic violence matters can all be charged as misdemeanors, along with numerous other types of crimes. However, individuals charged with domestic violence are required to appear at the first court hearing in their case.

  • In certain felony and misdemeanor situations, there are alternatives to punishments, such as treatment programs, rehabilitation, and electronic monitoring. Attorney Morse can discuss with you the potential for you to obtain this type of punishment as opposed to fines and/or jail time.

Contact a lawyer at the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse today to discuss felony or misdemeanor charges. We offer a free initial consultation so you can have your case assessed by attorney Morse.