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California Felony Reductions and “Wobbler” Criminal Offenses

July 15, 2015

By:  Sam Eastman, Partner, Eastman Meyler, PC

Eligibility for Felony Reductions in California

When convicted of a felony, many civil rights and other privileges are taken away, and unless you’re able to obtain a felony reduction, pardon, or some other post-conviction relief, you will be branded as a “felon” for the rest of your life.  An restriction of particular importance to many felons is that felons are not permitted to purchase, own, or possess firearms—doing so is typically a felony in itself.  Fortunately, California law permits for felony reductions in cases where you would qualify for an expungement (i.e., you did not go to state prison), and the offense is a “Wobbler” under California law.

What is a “Wobbler”?

A “Wobbler” is a term frequently used in California criminal law to describe a crime that could be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, meaning, the prosecutor has discretion on the severity of the charges they choose bring against you.  Typically, a prosecutor will consider the specific facts and circumstances of the case, along with your criminal history when making this determination.  There are many criminal offenses which are considered “Wobblers” in California, ranging from violent crimes such as assault with a deadly weapon to white collar crimes like money laundering.

Effects of Felony Reductions

Successful reduction of a felony in California results in your case being reduced to a misdemeanor, which, assuming you have not been convicted of another felony, has the following benefits:

  • You may truthfully say that you have never been convicted of a felony on employment, housing, and loan applications;
  • Restoration of your California Firearm Rights (unless taken away for another reason);
  • You may serve on a California jury; and
  • You can obtain many professional licenses which were previously unavailable.

Obtaining a California Felony Reduction

If you have a felony conviction on your record in California which did not result in prison time, and is on the list of “Wobbler” offenses below, it is critical for you to take steps to have your felony reduced and expunged. Reducing and/or expunging a felony conviction in California can take time, and you do not want to miss out on an opportunity in life for something that could have been taken care of. Waiting until you need your criminal record corrected is typically too late to make a difference. The law firm of Eastman Meyler, PC serves all of California, and helps clients reduce and expunge felony convictions all of the time. We are a leading national expungement and record sealing law firm, offering low-price and money-back guarantees, and flexible payment plans on most of our California Services.  If your California criminal record contains harmful information, call us today at (844) 947-3732, take our FREE, confidential eligibility test.

The following is a list of most of the California Criminal Offenses which are considered “Wobblers” for purposes of Felony Reduction:

California Penal Code Offenses

PC 32 – Accessory after the fact to a felony
PC 69 – Resisting or deterring executive officer
PC 71– Threat to injure school or public employees
PC 72– False claim to public board or officer wit defraud
PC 95 – Influencing juror/referee/umpire
PC 95.1– Threatening juror following verdict
PC 96 – Misconduct of jurors/referees/umpires
PC 99 – State printer conflict of interest
PC 100 – Collusion of state printer in fraud against state
PC 107– Escape of felon prisoner from training school/county hospital
PC 115.1 – Publishing campaign advertisement containing unauthorized signature
PC 118.1 – Peace officer filing a false report
PC 136.1(a) – Maliciously dissuade witness or victim from testimony
PC 136.1(b) – Dissuade witness to or victim of crime from making report
PC 136.5 – Possess deadly weapon wit dissuade witness from testimony
PC 148.10 – Resisting officer and causing death or serious bodily injury
PC 149 – Assault or battery by police
PC 166(c)(4) – Violation of protective order w/pc
PC 166(d) – Purchase or receipt of firearm in violation of protective order
PC 168 – Disclosing warrant prior to execution
PC 171b – Bringing firearm, knife, or deadly weapon into courthouse or state or local public building
PC 171c – Bringing loaded firearm into state office/capitol/legislative office
PC 171d – Bringing loaded firearm into res/grounds of governor/legis off/legislator
PC 182(a)(1) – Criminal conspiracy to commit felony (see underlying felony)
PC 182(a)(2) – Conspiracy to indict falsely
PC 182(a)(3) – Conspiracy to maintain false court action
PC 182(a)(4) – Conspiracy to cheat or defraud
PC 182(a)(5) – Conspiracy to obstruct justice
PC 182.5 – Criminal street gang conspiracy (see underlying felony)
PC 186.22(a)–  Participation in criminal street gang activity
PC 186.22(a) – Participation in criminal street gang activity
PC 186.22(b)(1)– Committing misdemeanor while violating provisions against participating in criminal street gang
PC 186.22(c)– Committing felony/misdemeanor while violating provisions against participating in criminal street gang
PC 186.22(d)– Commission of wobbler in association with criminal street gang
PC 186.26(a)– Adult use of physical violence to coerce, induce, or solicit minor to participate in criminal street gang activity
PC 186.26(b)– Adult use of threats of physical violence on two or more occasions within 30-day period to coerce, induce, or solicit minor to participate in criminal street gang activity
PC 186.28– Supplying or selling of firearm for use in commission of felony by criminal street gang member
PC 192(c)(1)– Vehicular manslaughter, w/o drugs or alcohol, but w/gross neg
PC 192(c)(3)– Vehicular manslaughter, w/drugs or alcohol, but w/o gross neg
PC 192.5(a)– Vessel manslaughter, w/o drugs or alcohol, but w/gross neg
PC 192.5(c)(3)– Vessel manslaughter, w/drugs or alcohol, but w/o gross neg
PC 227– Dueling
PC 231/227– Leaving state to duel/aid a duel
PC 241.1– Assault on a custodial officer
PC 241.4– Assault on school security patrol member
PC 241.7– Assault on juror
PC 243(c)– Battery against peace officer/firefighter/paramedic w/injury
PC 243(c)(1)– Battery against custodial officer/firefighter/paramedic w/injury
PC 243(c)(2)- Battery against peace officer w/injury
PC 243(d)- Battery against person resulting in serious BI
PC 243.3– Battery against public vehicle operator w/injury
PC 243.4(a)(d)- Sexual battery
PC 243.6– Battery against school employee w/injury
PC 243.7– Battery against juror
PC 243.9(a)– Battery of peace officer or local detention facility employee by prisoner by gassing
PC 244.5(b)– Assault w/stun gun or taser
PC 244.5(c)– Assault w/stun gun or taser on peace officer/firefighter
PC 245(a)(1)- ADW other than firearm or assault w/force likely to produce GBI on person
PC 245(a)(2)– Assault with firearm 245.5(a) ADW other than firearm or assault w/force likely to produce GBI on school employee
PC 245.5(b)- ADW w/firearm on school employee
PC 245.5(c)– Assault w/stun gun or taser on school employee
PC 246– Discharge firearm at inhabited dwelling, vehicle, or aircraft
PC 247(b)– Discharge firearm at unoccupied vehicle
PC 247.5– Discharge laser at aircraft
PC 261.5– Unlawful sexual intercourse
PC 261.5(c)- Unlawful sexual intercourse with minor more than 3 years younger than defendant
PC 261.5(d)– Unlawful sexual intercourse with minor under 16 by defendant over 21
PC 262– Spousal rape
PC 266– Seduction of minor for prostitution
PC 266c– Inducing commission of sexual act through false representation creating fear
PC 267– Abduction of a minor for prostitution
PC 270– Child neglect by person adjudicated as parent
PC 271– Child abandonment
PC 271a– Willful abandonment or nonsupport of child under 14 years
PC 273(c)– Paying parent for adoption of child w/pc
PC 273a(1)– Willful cruelty to child
PC 273a(a)(1)– Willful cruelty to child
PC 273a(a)– Willful cruelty to child
PC 273d– Inflict traumatic injury on child
PC 273d(a)– Inflict traumatic injury on child
PC 273.5– Inflict traumatic injury on spouse or cohabitant
PC 273.5(a)– Inflict traumatic injury on spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or former cohabitant
PC 273.5(e)– Inflict traumatic injury on spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or former cohabitant within 7 years of specified pc
PC 273.5(e)(1)– Inflict traumatic injury on spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or former cohabitant within 7 years of pc of Pen C 243(d), 243.4, 244,244.5,245 or 273.5(a)
PC 273.5(e)(2)– Inflict traumatic injury on spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or former cohabitant within 7 years of pc Pen C 243(e)
PC 273.6(c)– Violation of protective order w/pc
PC 273.6(d)– Violation of protective order w/pc
PC 273.6(d)– Violation of protective order w/pc
PC 273.6(e)– Violation of protective order resulting in physical injury w/pc
PC 273.55– Inflict traumatic injury on spouse or cohabitant w/pc of specified assault
PC 273.65(d)– Violation of protective order w/pc
PC 273.65(e)– Violation of protective order resulting in physical injury w/pc
PC 276– Soliciting women to submit to illegal abortion
PC 278– Child stealing
PC 278.5– Child stealing in violation of custody order
PC 280(b)– Child concealment outside of state
PC 283– Bigamy
PC 284– Marrying spouse of another
PC 286(b)(1)– Sodomy, victim under 18 years
PC 286(e)– Sodomy in jail or prison
PC 286(h)– Sodomy, victim incompetent, both confined for mental disorder
PC 288(c)– Lewd & lascivious act w/child 14 or 15, def at least 10 yrs older
PC 288(c)(1)– Lewd and lascivious act w/child 14 or 15, def at least 10 yrs older
PC 288(c)(2)– Lewd and lascivious act by caretaker w/dependent adult
PC 288.2– Distribution or exhibition of lewd material to minor
PC 288.2(a)– Distribution or exhibition of lewd material to minor
PC 288.2(b)– Distribution or exhibition of lewd material to minor by electronic mail/Internet
PC 288a(b)(1)– Oral copulation, victim under 18
PC 288a(e)- Oral copulation in jail or prison
PC 288a(h)– Oral copulation, victim incompetent, both confined for mental disorder
PC 289(c)– Sexual penetration w/foreign object, victim incompetent, both confined for mental disorder
PC 289(c)– Sexual penetration w/foreign or unknown object, victim incompetent, both confined for mental disorder
PC 289(h)– Sexual penetration w/foreign object, victim under 18
PC 289(h)– Sexual penetration w/foreign object, victim under 18
PC 289.6(a)(2)– Employee of public detention facility engaging in sexual activity (as defined in Pen C 289.6(d)(1)-(4)) with inmate
PC 289.6(a)(3)– Employee of Youth and Adult Correctional Agency engaging in sexual activity (as defined in Pen C 289.6(d)(1)-(4)) with inmate
PC 290(g)(2)– Failure to register w/2 prior convictions
PC 290(g)(2)-Failure to register by person convicted of designated sex offenses
PC 290(g)(3)– Failure to register by person convicted of a felony sex offense or w/pc
PC 290(g)(5)– Failure to register by sexually violent predator
PC 290(g)(5)– Failure to register by person adjudicated a sexually violent predator
PC 299.5(g)– Unlawful use or disclosure of offender forensic sample or DNA profile
PC 311.1– Sale or distribution of obscene material depicting minors
PC 311.2(d)– Sale or distribution of obscene material depicting minor under 17 to minor under 18
PC 311.2(d)– Sale or distribution of obscene material depicting minor under 18 to minor under 18
PC 311.10– Advertising obscene material depicting minor under 18
PC 314(1)– Indecent exposure after entering inhabited dwelling
PC 332– Obtaining money or property by fraudulent game or trick
PC 334(a)– Concessioner fraud by hidden mechanical device
PC 337a– Pool selling or bookmaking
PC 337b– Corrupt sporting event/bribe player or participant
PC 337c– Accepting bribe to throw sport event
PC 337d– Bribing official of sport event
PC 337e– Official of sport event accepting bribe
PC 337f(c)– Racing drugged horse
PC 337f(d)– Racing horse under fictitious name or license
PC 337i– Transmitting race information for illegal gambling
PC 337.3– Using name of official in touting
PC 337.7– Use of illegal/forged credential or license in touting
PC 347(b)– Falsely reporting contamination of food/drink/medicine, etc.
PC 350(a)(2)– Manufacture, sale, or possession for sale of 1,000 or more counterfeit marks
PC 350(a)(2)– Manufacture, sale, or possession for sale of 1,000 or more counterfeit marks valued in excess of $400
PC 350(b)– Manufacture or sale of counterfeit mark w/pc
PC 350(b)– Manufacture, sale, or possession for sale of counterfeit mark w/pc
PC 350(d)(1)– Possession for sale of less than 100 counterfeit marks at location other than point of sale w/2 pc
PC 350(d)(2)– Possession for sale of 100 or more counterfeit marks at location other than point of sale w/pc
PC 350(d)(30)– Possession for sale of 1,000 or more counterfeit marks at location other than point of sale
PC 367f– Sale of human organs for transplantation
PC 368(a)– Willful causing of pain to or suffering of dependent adult
PC 368(b)– Willful causing of pain to or suffering of dependent adult
PC 368(c)– Theft or embezzlement over $400 by caretaker of dependent adult
PC 368(d)– Theft or embezzlement over $400 of dependent adult
PC 368(e)– Theft or embezzlement over $400 by caretaker of dependent adult
PC 374.2– Malicious discharge of harmful materials into public sewer w/pc
PC 374.8– Unauthorized deposit of hazardous substances
PC 382.5– Selling dinitrophenol
PC 382.6– Selling certain chemicals as eyelash dye
PC 387– Corporate criminal liability regarding disclosure of safety hazards
PC 399(b)– Owner or person having control allowing vicious animal at large resulting in serious bodily injury
PC 399.5– Failure of owner to exercise ordinary care with dog that bites person
PC 404.6(c)– Inciting riot in state prison or county jail resulting in serious BI
PC 417(b)– Draw/exhibit loaded firearm in threatening manner on grounds of daycare center
PC 417(b)– Draw/exhibit loaded firearm in threatening manner on grounds of daycare center
PC 417(c)– Draw/exhibit firearm in a threatening manner in presence of po
PC 417.1– Draw/exhibit firearm in threatening manner in reserve po’s presence
PC 417.6– Inflict serious BI during violation of 417/417.1/417.8
PC 422– Criminal threats of violence
PC 422.7– Hate crime
PC 452(a)– Unlawful fire w/GBI
PC 452(b)– Unlawful fire of inhabited structure or property
PC 452(c)– Unlawful fire of structure or forest land
PC 453(a)– Possession of explosive/flammable material or device
PC 453(a)– Possess, manufacture, dispose of flammable material or incendiary device w/arson intent
PC 453(b)– Possess, manufacture or dispose of fire bomb
PC 461(2)– Burglary second degree
PC 463(a)– Burglary second degree during emergency resulting from earthquake, flood
PC 463(a)– Burglary second degree during emergency resulting from earthquake, flood, fire, riot, or other natural or manmade disaster
PC 463(b)– Grand theft during emergency resulting from earthquake or flood
PC 463(b)– Grand theft during emergency resulting from earthquake, flood, fire, riot, or other natural or manmade disaster
PC 463(b)– Grand theft, except grand theft of firearm, during emergency resulting from earthquake, flood, fire, riot, or other natural or unnatural disaster
PC 470– Forgery
PC 470a– Forgery of driver’s license or identification cards
PC 470b– Possess/display forged driver’s license or identification card
PC 471– Altering entries in books and records
PC 472– Forgery of public and corporate seals
PC 474– Sending false/forged message by phone/telegraph w/fraud intent
PC 475– Passing or receiving forged bill/check/note
PC 475a– Fraudulent possession of completed check/money order, etc.
PC 476– Making/passing/possessing fictitious bill/note/check
PC 476a– NSF checks
PC 483.5(d)– Manufacture, sale, or transport of deceptive identification document for fraudulent use
PC 484b– Diversion of over $1,000 in construction improvement loans
PC 484e(a)– Selling or transferring access card wit defraud
PC 484e(b)– Theft of access cards of four or more persons
PC 484e(d)– Acquiring access card information wit defraud
PC 484g– Using forged access card to obtain over $400
PC 484g– Using forged access card or altered access card account information to obtain over $400
PC 484h– Access card offenses by merchant over $400
PC 484i(b)– Counterfeiting access card
PC 484i(b)– Altering or modifying access card account information wit defraud
PC 484i(c)– Counterfeiting access card
PC 487(1)– Grand theft
PC 487(2)– Grand theft person
PC 487(3)– Grand theft, farm animal
PC 487(3)– Grand theft auto, farm animal
PC 487(a)– Grand theft money, labor, or property over $400
PC 487(b)(1) or (2)– Grand theft agricultural or aquacultural products over $400
PC 487(b)(3)– Grand theft money, labor, or property of $400 or more by servant, agent, or employee
PC 487(c)– Grand theft person
PC 487(d)– Grand theft farm animal
PC 487(d)– Grand theft auto, farm animal
PC 487a– Grand theft carcass
PC 487e– Stealing dog valued at more than $400
PC 487g– Dog stealing for commercial use
PC 487g– Stealing/fraudulently obtaining any animal for commercial use
PC 487h(a)– Grand theft auto, trailer, special construction equipment, vessel
PC 487h(a)– Grand theft auto, trailer, special construction equipment, vessel
PC 496(1)– Receiving stolen property
PC 496(a)– Receiving stolen property
PC 496(b)– Receiving stolen property in excess of $400 by secondhand goods dealer
PC 496(e)– Attempted receiving stolen property
PC 496(d)– Attempted receiving stolen property
PC 496a– Junk dealer receiving property of utility company/railroad, etc.
PC 496c– Copying title information w/o consent of owner
PC 496d– Receiving stolen vehicle, trailer, or vessel
PC 497– Bringing stolen or embezzled property into state
PC 499(a)– Joyriding w/1 pc of Pen C 487(d) or Veh C 10851
PC 499(b)– Joyriding w/2 pc of joyriding
PC 499b.1(a)– Joyriding w/prior conviction for auto theft
PC 499b.1(b)– Joyriding w/2 pc of joyriding
PC 499c– Theft of trade secrets
PC 499d– Theft of aircraft
PC 502(d)– Receiving money of $400 or more for transmittal to foreign countries
PC 502(d)– Computer-related crimes
PC 502.5– Removal of structures from mortgaged realty w/o owner’s consent
PC 502.7(a)– Fraudulently avoiding charge for telephone or telegraph service over $400
PC 502.7(a)– Fraudulently avoiding charge for telephone or telegraph service
PC 502.7(b)– Use of instrument to avoid telephone or telegraph charge over $400
PC 502.7(b)– Use of instrument to avoid telephone or telegraph charge
PC 502.7(d)– Allowing fraudulent use of calling or credit card to obtain telecommunications service
PC 502.7(g)– Theft of telephone or telegraph services w/pc within 5 years
PC 502.8(c)– Possession of telecommunications device with intent to sell and avoid charge for service
PC 502.8(d)– Possession of illegal telecommunications equipment wit sell and avoid charge for service
PC 503– Embezzlement
PC 504– Embezzlement by public officer
PC 504a– Embezzlement of property held under lease
PC 504b– Debtor’s embezzlement by sale of mortgaged property
PC 505– Embezzlement by carrier
PC 506– Embezzlement by trustee
PC 506b– Violation of CC 2985.3-2985.4 re real estate sales
PC 507– Embezzlement by tenant or bailee
PC 508– Embezzlement by clerk or servant
PC 524– Attempted extortion
PC 529– Impersonation for fraud
PC 530– Receiving money/property in assumed character
PC 530.5– Using personal identifying information of another to obtain credit, good, services, or medical information
PC 532– Obtain money/credit/property/labor by false pretense
PC 532a(4)– Making false financial statement
PC 535– Illegal auction
PC 537(a)(2)– Defrauding innkeeper of more than $400
PC 537e(a)– Purchase/possess/sell integrated circuit e/removed/altered ID/ser. no. more than $400
PC 538– Sale/dispose of mortgaged property
PC 538.5– Fraudulent use of wire, radio, or TV transmissions
PC 540- Stealing/forging/counterfeiting ration coupons
PC 541- Sale/gift/transfer of forged/counterfeit ration coupons
PC 542- Purchase/acquire forged or counterfeit ration coupons
PC 549– Soliciting fraudulent insurance claims
PC 550(a)(6)-(9)– Defrauding health care provider of more than $400
PC 550(b)(1)-(4)– Preparing or making false oral or written statement in support of or opposition to insurance claim
PC 550(b)(2)– Defrauding health care provider of more than $400
PC 551– Offering consideration for referrals to auto repair dealer or contractor w/pc
PC 560– Issuing false documents of title
PC 560.4– Issuing fraudulent duplicate document of title
PC 566– Dairy equipment offenses over $400
PC 570– Unlawful subleasing of motor vehicle
PC 577– Issuing false bill of lading/receipt/voucher
PC 578– Issuing fictitious warehouse receipts
PC 580– Failure to show receipt is duplicate
PC 581– Sale or pledge of property receipted for by carrier or warehouse
PC 587– Injury to or obstruction of railroad tracks or bridges
PC 591– Injury to telegraph/telephone/cable TV or other electric line
PC 592(b)– Taking water from canal, ditch, flume or reservoir w/pc
PC 593– Interfering w/electric power line
PC 593d(b)- Manufacture or distribution of less than 10, or sale of less than 4, unauthorized video signal converter boxes w/pc
PC 594(b)(1)– Vandalism of $50,000 or more
PC 594(b)(1)– Vandalism of $400 or more
PC 594(b)(2)– Vandalism of $5,000 or more but less than $50,000
PC 594.3(a)– Vandalism of place of worship
PC 594.3(a)– Vandalism of place of worship or cemetery
PC 594.35– Vandalism of mortuary; distributing or obstructing funeral service
PC 594.4– Defacing, damaging, or contaminating property with noxious or caustic chemical or substance
PC 594.7– Vandalism w/2 pc of vandalism
PC 597– Cruelty to animals
PC 600(a)– Inflicting serious injury on police horse or dog
PC 601– Trespass consisting of credible threat to cause serious bodily injury and unlawful entry onto property within 14 days of the threat
PC 601– Trespass consisting of credible threat to cause serious bodily injury and unlawful entry onto property within 30 days of the threat
PC 607– Injury or destruction of hydra-power equipment of $5,000 or more
PC 620– Altering telegraph/telephone messages
PC 621– Vandalism of law enforcement memorial or firefighter’s memorial
PC 625b(b)- Tampering w/aircraft
PC 626.9(b)– Possession of firearm within 1,000 feet of school grounds
PC 626.10(a)– Possession of weapon, not firearm, on public school grounds
PC 626.10(a)– Possession of weapon, not firearm, on public or private school grounds
PC 626.10(b)– Possession of weapon, not firearm, on public college grounds
PC 626.10(b)-  Possession of weapon, not firearm, on public or private college grounds
PC 626.95– Possessing firearms on grounds of playground or youth center
PC 629.84– Violation of wiretapping laws
PC 631– Wiretapping
PC 632– Eavesdropping or recording confidential communication
PC 632.5– Unlawful interception of cellular radio telephone communication
PC 632.6– Unlawful interception of cordless telephone communication
PC 632.7– Unlawful interception of and recordation of cellular radio or cordless telephone communication
PC 634– Trespass to invade privacy
PC 635– Mfg. or sale of eavesdropping devices
PC 636(b)– Nonelectronic eavesdropping on privileged conversation
PC 637– Wrongful disclosure of telephone/telegraph communication
PC 637.1– Wrongful disclosure of telephone/telegraph communication by employee
PC 641.3– Commercial bribery where amount of bribe exceeds $1,000
PC 642– Grand theft from corpse
PC 646.9(a)– Stalking
PC 646.9(b)– Stalking in violation of temporary restraining order or injunction
PC 646.9(c)– Stalking w/pc of stalking same victim within seven years
PC 646.9(c)(1)– Stalking w/pfc of Pen C 273.5, 273.6, or 422
PC 647.6– Child molestation after entering inhabited dwelling without consent
PC 653f(a)– Soliciting commission of crime not murder
PC 653f(d)– Soliciting commission of drug offenses w/pc
PC 653f(e)– Soliciting commission of health care fraud under Welf & I C 14014 w/pc
PC 653h(b)– Illegal sound recording, transfer or transport of 1,000 or more articles
PC 653h(c)– Illegal sound recording, transfer or transport, w/pc
PC 653h(d)– Illegal sound recording for sale w/pc
PC 666– Petty theft w/prior, grand, or auto theft, burglary, robbery, or felony receiving stolen property
PC 666– Petty theft w/prior petty, grand, or auto theft, burglary,
carjacking, robbery, or felony receiving stolen property
PC 1319.4– Failure to appear on a felony
PC 1320(b)– Willful failure to appear felony hearing, when released on OR
PC 1320.5– Willful failure to appear felony hearing, when released on bail
PC 1370.5– Escape from mental health facility
PC 4011.7– Escape w/force or violence of misdemeanor prisoner from hospital
PC 4131.5– Battery on non-inmate by county jail prisoner
PC 4133– Escape from industrial farm
PC 4501.1– Battery of peace officer or prison employee by prisoner by gassing
PC 4532(a)– Escape or attempt of misdemeanant from jail w/o force or violence
PC 4532(b)– Escape or attempt of felon from jail w/o force or violence
PC 4532(b)– Escape or attempt of felon from jail w/force or violence
PC 4532(d)– Failure of misdemeanant to return to jail subsequent to temporary release
PC 4532(d)– Failure of felon to return to jail subsequent to temporary release
PC 4536– Escape or attempt of MDSO from state hospital, etc
4550(2) Rescue or attempt-prisoner convicted of noncapital crime
PC 11411(b)– Placing or displaying Nazi swastika on property of another on two or more occasions for purpose of terrorizing the property owner
PC 14411(c)– Cross-burning on property of another for purposes of terrorizing the property owner
PC 11411(c)– Cross-burning on private property of another or school property for purpose of terrorizing owner, student, or school employee
PC 11418(d)– Use of recombinant technology to create new pathogens for destructive purposes
PC 11418.1– Mailing, sending, or causing to be sent a false or facsimile weapon of mass destruction, or placing or possessing such weapon and causing another person to be placed in sustained fear
PC 11418.5– Threat of use of weapon of mass destruction resulting in isolation, quarantine, or decontamination
PC 12020– Mfg., sake, possession of illegal weapon
PC 12020– Mfg., sale, possession of illegal weapons or large-capacity magazines
PC 12021(c)– Possession of firearm within 10 years of certain misdemeanor convictions
PC 12021(d)– Possession of firearm in violation of condition of probation
PC 12021(e)– Possession of firearm by juvenile court ward before age of 30
PC 12021(g)– Purchasing/receiving firearm when subject to domestic violence restraining or protective order
PC 12021.3– Possession of firearm within 10 years of misdemeanor conviction of Pen C 76 (threat of harm to government official)
PC 12023– Carrying loaded firearm with intent to commit felony
PC 12025(a)– Carrying concealed firearm on person and pc of a narcotics offense or an offense against person or property
PC 12025(a)– Immediate possession or ready access to concealable firearm and ammunition or loaded concealable firearm, and defendant not registered owner
PC 12025(b)– Carrying concealed firearm on person w/o license and pc of a narcotics offense or an offense against person or property
PC 12031(a)– Carrying loaded firearm on person or in vehicle w/pc of a narcotics offense or an offense against person or property
PC 12031(a)– Carrying loaded firearm on person or in vehicle and defendant not registered owner
12031.5(a)– Carrying loaded firearm on person or in vehicle in violation of Pen C 12031 w/pc
PC 12034(b)– Permitting another to discharge firearm from motor vehicle
PC 12034(d)– Discharging firearm from motor vehicle
PC 12035(b)(1)– Criminal storage of firearm in the first degree
PC 12040– Carrying firearm in public while masked to hide identity
PC 12072– Unlawful firearm transaction defined in Pen C 12072(g)(3) (A)-(F)
PC 12072– Unlawful firearm transaction defined in Pen C 12072(g)(3) (A)-(H)
PC 12072(a)– Sale of firearm to addict or felons
PC 12100– Sale of concealable firearm to minor w/pc
PC 12100– Sale of concealable firearm to minor by addict, felon, or mental patient
PC 12101– Possession of concealable firearm by minor w/pc
PC 12220– Possession or sale of machine guns
PC 12220(a)– Possession or transport of machine gun
PC 12220(b)– Possession of assault weapon
PC 12303– Possession of destructive device
PC 12304– Second conviction for sale or transportation of fixed ammunition
PC 12316(b)– Possession of ammunition or reloaded ammunition by felon or mental patient
PC 12320– Possession of metal-piercing ammunition
PC 12321– Sale or transport of metal-piercing ammunition
PC 12355(b)– Possession of a booby trap
PC 12403.7– Using tear gas other than in self-defense
PC 12422– Alteration of identification on tear gas weapons
PC 12520– Possession of firearm silencer
PC 14166– Money laundering


Business & Professional Code

BPC 580– Sale of medical degree
BPC 581– Fraudulent procurement or alteration of medical diploma
BPC 582– Fraudulent use of medical diploma
BPC 583– False statement by medical license applicant
BPC 584– Impersonation during medical license examination
BPC 650– Accepting consideration for referring patients to clinic or lab
BPC 729– Sexual exploitation by psychotherapist w/pc
BPC 729– Sexual exploitation by physician or psychotherapist involving two or more victims
BPC 729– Sexual exploitation by physician, psychotherapist, or alcohol and drug abuse counselor involving two or more victims
BPC 729– Two or more acts of sexual exploitation by physician or psychotherapist involving single victim w/pc
BPC 729– Two or more acts of sexual exploitation by physician, psychotherapist, or alcohol and drug abuse counselor involving single victim w/pc
BPC 1282.3– Improper collection, storage, or labeling of biological specimen with willful or wanton disregard for safety
BPC 2052(a)– Unauthorized practice of medicine
BPC 2052(b)– Aiding or abetting another in the unauthorized practice of medicine
BPC 2053– Practice medicine w/o license/certificate
BPC 4324– Forgery of prescription
BPC 6126(b)– Unauthorized practice of law by person disbarred or suspended from membership in the state bar
BPC 6126(c)– Failure of member of State Bar or one who has resigned or been disbarred to comply with order of Supreme Court to comply with Cal Rules of Ct 955
BPC 6152– Unlawful solicitation w/pc
BPC 7026.10– Fraudulent use of contractor’s license number
BPC 7027.3– Fraudulent use of contractor’s license number
BPC 7028.16– Repairing structures damaged by a natural disaster without a contractor’s license
BPC 10238.6– Breach of trust by real property securities dealers
BPC 10250.56– Breach of trust by real property securities dealers
BPC 11010.1– Failure to notify real estate comm’r of intent to issue notes secured by property
BPC 11013.1– Sale or lease of property subject to blanket encumbrance
BPC 11013.2– Sale or lease of property subject to blanket encumbrance
BPC 11013.4– Sale or lease of property not subject to blanket encumbrance
BPC 11018.2– Sale or lease of property w/o public report
BPC 11019– Failure to cease and desist activities when ordered re prop sales
BPC 11022– False or misleading real estate advertising
BPC 17511.9– Fraudulent telephonic sales methods
BPC 22430(d)- Manufacture, sale, or transport of deceptive identification document for fraudulent use

Commercial Code

COM 892– Rent skimming, five or more acts
COM 1695.8– Violations by equity purchasers
COM 1812.116(b)-(c)– Violations by discount buying organization
COM 1812.217– Marketing plan sale fraud
COM 2945.4– Unfair dealing by mortgage foreclosure consultant
COM 2985.2– Encumbering unrecorded real estate contracts
COM 2985.3– Appropriation by seller of buyer’s payment when payment by seller CA on obligation secured by encumbrance on real property

Corporation Code

CORP 2255– Corporation agent falsifying/destroying records w/fraud intent
CORP 2256– Falsifying evidence used in investigating corporation affairs
CORP 6811– Fraudulent distribution by director of public benefit corporation
CORP 6812– Filing of false financial reports by director or officer of public benefit corporation
CORP 6813– Fraudulent acquisition of corporate property by director or officer of public benefit corporation
CORP 6814– Deception of public officer examining the organization of public benefit corporation
CORP 8812– Fraudulent distribution by director of mutual benefit company
CORP 8813– Filing of false financial reports by director or officer of mutual benefit corporation
CORP 8814– Fraudulent acquisition of corporate property by director or officer of mutual benefit corporation
CORP 8815– Deception of public officer examining the organization of mutual benefit corporation
CORP 12672– Fraudulent distribution by director of consumer cooperative corporation
CORP 12673– Filing of false financial reports by director or officer of consumer cooperative corporation
CORP 12674– Fraudulent acquisition of corporate property by director or officer of consumer cooperative corporation
CORP 12675– Deception of public officer examining the organization of consumer cooperative corporation
CORP 22002– Corporation agent falsifying records
CORP 25110– Unlawful sale of securities
CORP 25120– Unlawful sale of securities
CORP 25130– Unlawful sale of securities
CORP 25164– Representing that qualification of document indicated verity
CORP 25166– Making false statements to commissioner
CORP 25210– Transacting securities w/o certificate
CORP 25214(a)– Employing suspended securities agent
CORP 25216– Sale of security by fraudulent scheme by broker/dealer
CORP 25218– Violation of equity rules by broker/dealer
CORP 25230– Practicing by uncertified investment advisor
CORP 25232.2– Employing suspended/disqualified investment advisor
CORP 25234(a)– Entering illegal investment advisory contract
CORP 25235– Defrauding client by investment advisor
CORP 25243– Misrepresenting certification as approval by commissioner
CORP 25245– Misrepresenting facts on report/application to commissioner
CORP 25246– Requiring spouse’s consent to transaction
CORP 25300(a)– Advertising sale of security w/o filing
CORP 25400– Churning
CORP 25401– Sale or offer to sell security by misrepresentation
CORP 25402– Insider trading
CORP 25403– Sale or other to sell local authority obligation w/o consent
CORP 25404– Altering. Concealing, or falsifying entry in record wit impede, obstruct, or influence enforcement of corporate securities law

Comments ( 16 )

  1. Dustin carl says:

    Hi my name is Dustin Carl and some time ago maybe three four five years ago I had my entire record expunged including the felony. I was arrested for drug sales and they said it was not a wobbler so therefore I could not get my felony reduced to a misdemeanor. I was wondering if there was a way around that like if I can get my felony reduced to a lesser felony and come back at a later date get that felony reduced to a misdemeanor. Please reply to my email address at your earliest convenience thank you.

  2. […] A felony conviction is much different, as it results in the loss of gun rights for life. However, if the felony conviction was for a crime which is considered a “wobbler,” or certain California crimes which may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, our law firm can often obtain a felony reduction and expungement which will typically restore your right to own a gun. For more information on “wobblers” and “felony reductions” please see our page on California Felony Reductions.  The list of offenses that are considered “wobblers” is quite extensive, and includes many serious crimes—to check and see if your offense is on this list of “wobblers” please see our list of “wobbler” offenses. […]

  3. […] or a felony.  Check out the list of convictions that can be expunged by referring to the California Wobbler List.  The expungement process is a retroactive dismissal of a prior conviction.  Once the process is […]

  4. Terry says:

    How much would the services cost me to expunge 261.5 – unlawful sexual intercourse with minor under 3 years from defendant. – from my record?

    • DanielWR says:

      Hi Terry,

      We offer low and competitive prices for our services, but the price may vary depending on the circumstances. Please contact one of our criminal records analysts to determine your eligibility and to receive a price quote.

  5. Uriel says:

    I got a felony child abuse do to dui can I get a reduction

    • DanielWR says:

      Uriel,

      Only certain felony offenses can be reduced as a “wobbler.” Please give us a call to see whether you qualify for one of our legal services in California.

  6. carlos says:

    PC 182(a)(1) – Criminal conspiracy to commit felony (petty theft)
    i have court in a month
    will i go to jail?

  7. Adam Ryckman says:

    10 years ago ivwas arrested for having a baseball bat in my motorhome with my tools. i had 2 previous convictions for simple posession of a controlled substance and tvose are both misdemeanors now because of prop 47. i got cleaned up and have had zero legal issues in a decade, but now i see that because of that “posession of a deadly weapon” felony, im still a convicted felon. iv never been accused of thieft, sales, or assault, i literally only ever got in trouble because of things that i had in my posession. i was using the bat to do auto body work, and i told the police that, but they said that the fact that it was not being used to play sports made it a felony. is there away to fix this? thanks. 🙂

    • admin_WR says:

      In California, some felony convictions may be reduced to misdemeanors and/or expunged (or dismissed). California also offers a Certificate of Rehabilitation, which automatically turns into a pardon application, if granted. Please contact an office representative for more information concerning your options.

  8. Madison says:

    Is having unlocked ammunition only (no guns) on school grounds a misdemeanor or felony? There is no prior criminal history, arrests, convictions, etc.

  9. CASSANDRA PASTORE says:

    i need advise on how to get a felony 288.2(B) PC off my fiances record. he is currently serving 135 days in custody. what can be done when hes out? how much would everything cost?

  10. Jonathan Berman says:

    Which jail is the best to avoid getting raped? I’m going in to the pokey and don’t want to get poked.

  11. Daniel Mudge says:

    I received several Felonies for possession of a controlled substance that were all reduced to misdemeanors. I also received a misdemeanor for a “wobbler” for forgery and 2nd degree burglary, which the burglary was dismissed. I recently tried to purchase a gun and was denied. Do I need to wait the 10 years to be able to purchase? It has been a little over 8 years since conviction of all. Thank you

  12. Everlyn Punzo says:

    Hello,
    My significant other was convicted of 288(a) attempted lewd and lascivious act in 2005 he plead no contest, and only served 3 months of county jail completed everything he was assigned to do. He was convicted unfairly because he did not commit the crime unfortunately his lawyer in charge of his case did not fight for him the way he was suppose to. Now after 14 years my significant other is trying to Get a pardon and expungement on his record and was wondering if there is Anyway he can be helped.

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