List of Common California “Wobbler” Offenses

January 4, 2016

A wobbler offense is when the crime could be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor. The prosecuting agency holds this discretion and will consider the following factors:

• Your prior criminal record• The level of injury your accuser received

• The planning and/or sophistication of your crime

• Whether you committed other crimes at the same time or on different occasions

Fortunately, if you’ve been convicted of a wobbler offense, you may be eligible to reduce your felony to a misdemeanor under Penal Code 17(b) after successful completion of your probation period. The following list are common wobbler offenses:

• PC 32: Accessory after the fact to a felony
• PC 69: Resisting an Executive Officer with Force or Violence
• PC 136.1(b) Dissuading a Witness or Victim from making a Police Report
• PC 186.10 Money Laundering
• PC 192(c)(1) Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence
• PC 192(c)(2) Vehicular Manslaughter involving Drugs or Alcohol
• PC 243(c) Battery against a Police Officer with Injury
• PC 243.4 Sexual Battery
• PC 244.5(b) Assault with a Stun Gun or Taser Gun
• PC 244.5(c) Assault with a Stun Gun or Taser Gun on a Police Officer
• PC 245(a)(1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Non-Firearm)
• PC 261.5 Unlawful Sexual Intercourse
• PC 262 Spousal Rape
• PC 266 Seduction of a Minor for Prostitution
• PC 270 Child Neglect
• PC 271 Child Endangerment
• PC 280(b) Child Concealing Outside of State
• PC 288a(b)(1) Oral Copulation with Victim under 18
• PC 422 Criminal Threats
• PC 470 Forgery
• PC 470a Forgery of Driver’s License or Identification Card
• PC 487 Grand Theft over $950
• PC 496 Receiving Stolen Property
• PC 503 Embezzlement
• PC 594(b)(1) Vandalism with Damages $400 or More
• PC 646.9(a) Stalking
• PC 25850(a) Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public
• PC 25850(c)(6) Carrying a Loaded Firearm Not Registered Owner

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If you’ve been arrested, charged, or are under investigation for a wobbler offense, then contact an experienced Newport Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer at the Law Offices of John D. Rogers for a free confidential consultation concerning your rights and defenses.

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