Reducing Felonies to Misdemeanors

Under Penal Code Section 17(b), if you are convicted of a felony that is a “wobbler” the Court has the ability to reduce your felony conviction to a misdemeanor.  A “wobbler” is a crime that can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor.  A violation of Vehicle Code Section 23153 is a “wobbler”.  VC 23153 is a DUI that results in injury to a person other than the person convicted of a DUI.

The format for reducing the felony to a misdemeanor requires the filing of a motion with the Court, and a hearing.