Thursday, June 05, 2008

People v. Mauch (Cal. Ct. App. - June 3, 2008)

I can reduce the holding of this opinion to a single sentence. Albeit one that only criminal lawyers in California -- or those cognizant of this field -- would find interesting, or (potentially) even understand:

If it ain't a wobbler, or at least a stealth wobbler, you can't knock it down to a misdemeanor.

Read Justice Aronson's opinion for the nine-page version.