Merced County California

Go To Site Search
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.

Each felony attorney has their own appointed walk in office hours. 

Paul Lyon  1pm-3pm Tuesday
Todd McLean, Stephanie Jamieson, Richard Berger, Caleb Hegland  1:30 pm-3pm Wednesday
Sean Howard - 10 am-12pm Friday
Michael Coughlin - 1:30-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Derek Meyer (Juvenile) Monday 2pm-4pm

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

Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452
striving for excellence