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Arraignment & Bail
Interview With Your Attorney
Superior Court Arraignment
Felonies are the most serious classification of crimes. Felony convictions often result in large fines, formal probation, and in many cases, commitment to state prison. For certain felony drug offenses, Deferred Entry of Judgement, and Proposition 36 may be available to defendants.
Obtaining An Attorney
If you are charged with a felony and are unable to afford an attorney, the Public Defender’s Office may be appointed to represent you. It is important that you discuss your case with your attorney during all stages of the case to ensure the best possible level of representation.
**At this time we suggest that you call the office at (209) 385-7692 between 9am and 5pm to see if your attorney is scheduling phone hours instead of coming to the office.
Each felony attorney has their own appointed walk-in office hours.