Perhaps there is a felony conviction somewhere in your past. Maybe you think it was a minor felony as felonies go, and you served your time and can move on with your life. It might be a misdemeanor DUI conviction. Unfortunately, in the society we live in, the reality is that something like a criminal conviction follows you everywhere, even if it is just a misdemeanor. You may not think it’s worth the time, money and effort to get your record expunged. If that’s true, here are five reasons why you will definitely want to reconsider. A San Diego expungement definitely has its benefits.
So, when the DA says that your client is stuck with a felony, you can tell them “not so fast” and teach them about “secret wobblers.” It affords relief to those people who have done what society has asked of them and are ready to move on.
California law defines a “wobbler” as an offense that prosecutors can elect to file as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on
the specific facts of the case, and
your criminal history.1