n.— «Section 273.5 cases are considered “wobblers” in law enforcement jargon, meaning charges can be filed either as misdemeanors or felonies. The decision is left to the arresting officer, detective supervisor and prosecutor.» —“More Arrests for Spouse Beatings: Results Disputed” by Dave Palermo Los Angeles Times May 4, 1986. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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