John Balazs is an attorney in Sacramento, California, specializing in criminal defense, including appeals, habeas corpus, pardons, expungements, and civil forfeiture actions. After graduating from UCLA Law School in 1989, he clerked for Judge Harry Pregerson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. John was an Assistant Federal Defender in Fresno and Sacramento from 1992-2001. He currently serves as an adjunct professor in clinical trial advocacy at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Please email EDCA items of interest to Balazslaw@gmail.com. Follow me on twitter @balazslaw.
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From time to time, defense counsel seek to persuade a federal prosecutor (or vice versa) to agree to a misdemeanor disposition in a given case. Usually, the next question is what misdemeanor fits the facts? Here's a link to a list on a Dallas criminal defense attorney's website: federal misdemeanor offenses. It's a couple years old and I don't vouch for its accuracy or completeness, but is a good place to start.