Progression Of A Felony Case

For more information on the following terms, view the definitions.

  1. Arrest
  2. Arraignment & Bail
  3. Interview With Your Attorney
  4. Pre-Preliminary Hearing
  5. Preliminary Hearing
  6. Superior Court Arraignment
  7. Readiness Conference
  8. Trial
  9. Sentencing
  10. Expungement


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.

  • Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Kimberly Boortz,  Anthony Green, Todd McLean,  Katharine Reed)
  • Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (Beth Ann Lee)
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Lauri Partin)

If you are unsure who your attorney is please call (209) 385-7692 to see who is handling your case.

Los Banos office felony hours are by appointment only. Please call the office at (209) 710-6030 to verify who your attorney is and schedule an appointment.