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What is a ‘Wobbler’ Offense?

In California, there are a number of offenses that can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the specific facts of the case and the defendant’s criminal history. These offenses are often referred to as "wobblers" in the state of California. If, for example, the facts in your case are severe and you already have a criminal history, you will likely be charged with a felony. But, on the other hand, if this is your first offense and there are facts that might reduce some of your criminal culpability, prosecutors may reduce your charge to a...