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Monday, February 15, 2021

"Wobbler" Crimes

"Wobblers" are crimes that can be considered misdemeanors or felonies depending on how the prosecutor chooses to charge the crime or how the judge and/or jury chooses to treat the conviction. If you are a first-time offender charged with a "wobbler" it is very likely that you will be charged with a misdemeanor. However, people with prior convictions who are charged with a "wobbler" will likely be charged with a felony. [In California, wobbler crimes include statutory rape, driving under the influence, making criminal threats, burglary, forgery, and carrying a loaded firearm.]

Ralph Sasson, legal blog, August 1, 2019

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