When a felony charged in a criminal complaint provides for a misdemeanor sentencing alternative, the Court may reduce the felony charge to a misdemeanor pursuant to Penal Code Section 17(b). Charges that provide for either misdemeanor or felony sentencing are referred to as "wobblers". When a defendant is charged with a "wobbler" the Court may order the defendant held to answer to either a felony or a misdemeanor. The judge may reduce a felony to a misdemeanor under Penal Code Section 17(b) when the charge is described as a felony punishable by a fine or imprisonment in the county jail for more than one year or in state prison, without an alternative sentence to the county jail for a period not exceeding 1 year. When the ofense is punishable only by state prison or imprisonment in the county jail for more than one year, it is not reducible to a misdemeanor. Reduction of a felony to a misdemeanor can be done on the Court's motion or on the motion of defense counsel. The Government's consent is not required for the Court to reduce a wobbler to a misdemeanor. The prosecutor cannot dismiss and refile the charges as a felony after the Court has reduced it under Penal Code Section 17(b) unless the Court consents. The Court may reduce wobblers in Three Strikes cases. The Court may reduce a charge to a misdemeanor when the defendant's record is not significant and/or where the crime does not appear to be aggravated. If the Court reduces a felony to a misdemeanor it is treated as a misdemeanor for all purposes.