In California a misdemeanor is defined as a crime where the maximum sentence is no more than one year in county jail. A misdemeanor is more serious than an infraction but less serious than a felony.

California misdemeanors fall into two general categories. Standard misdemeanors and “Gross” or “aggravated” misdemeanors.

Examples of misdemeanors include:

  • DUI—VC 23152(a)
  • Driving on a suspended license—VC 14601.1(a)
  • Disorderly conduct—PC 647
  • Domestic violence—PC 273.5
  • Reckless driving California —VC 23103 b
  • Public drunkenness—647(f) pc m
  • Soliciting for an act of prostitution PC 647(b)
  • Probation violations—PC code 1203
  • Petty theft—PC 484/488
  • Shoplifting—PC 490

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