What is a Wobbler and May a Felony Be Changed to a Misdemeanor?

You may have heard the term “wobbler” in the context of someone facing a felony charge?  What does this mean?  Why are some felonies considered “wobblers” and some are not?  How does one ask the judge to reduce a felony to a wobbler?  When will a judge do so? Click on the following link to read answers to these questions –


What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

Only a criminal defense attorney can appreciate this: after the plea is entered, after months of negotiating, maybe a motion or two, extensive discussion of the facts and maybe a meeting with the DA’s supervisor, the client asks if his or her plea was to a felony or a misdemeanor.  It always amazes me to get this question because there are huge differences between the two levels of offenses.  Click on the following link to read what is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony –  http://www.greghillassociates.com/lawyer-attorney-1912506.html.

Federal Court Rules Collection of DNA from Felony Arrestee is Constitutional

The collection of DNA from a person merely arrested for a crime is certainly problematic insofar as DNA has information not only about a person’s identity, but also about his genetic disposition for mental illness, cancer, diabetes, learning difficulties, etc.  While matching one person’s DNA to the DNA found in a prior crime can resolve previously unsolved crimes, is it constitutional for a state to conduct such a search if it is not necessary to solving a crime for one is arrested?  What if one’s DNA in the pending matter is irrelevant?  Can the police still require such evidence?  Click on the attached article to read answers to these questions – http://www.greghillassociates.com/lawyer-attorney-1888863.html.