If the defendant is defending his case outside of custody, a qualified attorney, whether private or public, will be able to save the defendant time in jail and the punishment imposed in court. Law enforcement may make arrests for crimes that are either felonies or misdemeanours, but the arrestee will be charged with a felony right away. The District Attorney’s Office’s job is to get convictions in order to demonstrate that the system will not tolerate criminality. If a person is charged with a felony, the district attorney’s office will seek a felony conviction. Many crimes, however, are referred to be “wobblers.”Learn more by visiting Gastonia Bail Bonds
A crime that can be prosecuted as either a felony or a misdemeanour is known as a “wobbler.” When making arrests, law enforcement agents treat crimes that are termed “wobblers” as felonies. If a defendant is imprisoned, the prosecutor will almost certainly seek a felony conviction in a wobbler case. If the defendant is not in prison, the DA will most likely charge a wobbler with a misdemeanour. When a defendant is fighting a case outside of custody, some attorneys and public defenders believe there is a greater than 50% chance of being charged with a misdemeanour rather than a felony.
A person who is in custody has little time to confer with his attorney during court proceedings and has far less time to make decisions making him almost desperate to do anything to get out of jail quicker. The DA’s office will seek a felony conviction knowing that this situation exists. When out on bail there is always a chance that the defendant will want to take his case to trial. The defendant is usually more informed because he can talk to his attorney when needed and take time to make decisions. Because he is already out of jail, the defendant is less desperate while on bail.
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