Accused of a felony or misdemeanor? Don’t go it alone. Get Francisco J. Vera on your side. Call today for a free case consultation: (510) 434-2700 or (707) 639-1313. 

If you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, you are facing a serious matter that can result in hefty fines or a lengthy jail sentence. You need immediate legal representation from a knowledgeable defense lawyer who will fight aggressively for you.

In fact, strong and effective legal representation is critical at every stage of a misdemeanor or felony case.  

Francisco J. Vera is an experienced misdemeanor and felony defense lawyer who has handled thousands of criminal prosecution cases; securing dismissals, reductions, and acquittals for his clients. He is experienced at maximizing your chances of a successful outcome by effectively and aggressively handling every stage of the proceedings.

We have handled a wide variety of matters including:


  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assault with great bodily injury
  • Assault on police officers
  • Battery of a police officer
  • Violent crimes
  • Homicide
  • Sex crimes
  • Drug possession or drug trafficking
  • Gun-related crimes
  • Felony DUI
  • White collar crimes
  • Felony domestic violence


  • DUI
  • Solicitation of prostitution
  • Petty theft/shoplifting
  • Domestic violence
  • Violation of a restraining order
  • Assault and battery    

The main difference between a misdemeanor and a felony crime is the punishment—and the collateral consequences. For misdemeanor crime convictions, you face up to one year in jail. However, despite a relatively shorter jail time for a misdemeanor conviction versus a felony conviction, it can have other negative consequences such as mandatory counseling, hefty fines, loss of firearm privileges, sex offender registration, and loss of driving privileges.

If you’re charged with a misdemeanor or felony, your freedom, livelihood, and reputation are at stake.  Let us help.


Ready to begin preparing your defense? Contact us today for a free case consultation.