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Proposition 47

Reducing Felonies to a Misdemeanor

Effective November 5, 2014, proposition 47’s main purpose is to reduce certain non-violent and non-serious felonious crimes to just misdemeanors. This proposition can be beneficial to past, present, and future offenders of certain felonies. Specifically, proposition 47 applies to:

  1. offenders who have completed their sentence for a felony to apply to the court to have their conviction reduced to a misdemeanor;
  2. offenders currently serving their felony sentencing to apply to the court to have their sentences reduced to a misdemeanor; and
  3. offenders in a pending case.

Need More Information?? If you would like more information about Prop 47 or about how the Proposition might apply in your specific case, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Depending on your situation, you might be facing a deadline within which to seek help. Don’t wait and risk jeopardizing your Constitutional rights.