Infraction

  1. What is an Infraction?
  2. What is the sentence / punishment for an Infraction?
  1. What is an Infraction?

    An Infraction is any crime that does not rise to the level of a felony or a misdemeanor. Cal. Pen. Code s. 17 (a) Opens in New Window . Certain Infactions are specifically enumerated in Cal. Pen. Code s. 19.8 Opens in New Window .

  2. What is the sentence / punishment for an Infraction?

    An Infraction is not punishable by jail time. Rather, Infractions carry a fine. As there is no jail time or loss of liberty associated with Infractions, defendants are not entitlted to the services of a court-appointed attorney. If the defendant chooses to hire an attorney, it will be out of his own pocket. Cal. Pen. Code s. 19.6 Opens in New Window .

See also, Felony, Misdemeanors, Wobbler.