An Alameda County felony firearms matter ended with a great deal thanks to the hard work of Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC’s associate attorney Clint C. Christoffersen! Initially, our client faced a potential sentence of up to 3 years in custody plus fines and fees for felony possession of a firearm. While the case was pending, the client was arrested on a different matter. Despite the challenges, attorney Clint C. Christofferson was able to aggressively negotiate and obtain a deal in this Alameda County firearm matter resulting in 60 days in custody and probation, which upon successful completion, a reduction of the charge to a misdemeanor without opposition from the DA, and most importantly, charges would not be pressed in connection with the second arrest.
If granted, having a felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor can make a huge impact on those who seek employment opportunities or are applying for certain licenses as they will be able to have a record reflecting the misdemeanor charge and not a felony conviction. Eligibility to file a Penal Code 17(b) motion is dependent on various factors that an experienced attorney like Clint C. Christoffersen and the team here at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC can advise you on.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for firearm possession and need help determining the right option, the attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC offer free initial consultations as well as reasonable fees and financing options to help you get the best outcome possible. Our attorneys are available to discuss your specific situation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have three Bay Area office locations located in San Francisco, Dublin, and Redwood City, California to meet your needs.
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