Updated on October 3rd, 2023
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Our San Diego defense law firm can help you with your felony reduction at an affordable price because of the new law called California Prop 47. Call or text us now for help 619-493-1207.
What is California Prop 47?
On November 4, 2014, the voters of California passed Proposition 47. Proposition 47 is a new law takes immediate effect that reduces certain felony offenses to misdemeanors.
What felony convictions can be reduced to misdemeanors under Proposition 47?
Under the new Proposition 47, any current or prior cases and convictions of the following felony charges are now eligible for reductions to a misdemeanor:
|Commercial Burglary of a Store During Regular Business Hours (PC § 459)
Forgery (PC § 473)
Fraud/Bad Checks (PC § 476a)
Grand Theft (PC § 487)
Petty Theft/Shoplifting (PC §§ 484/666)
|Possession of Methamphetamine (HS § 11377)
Possession of Cocaine or Heroin (HS § 11350)
Possession of Concentrated Cannabis (HS § 11357(a))
Receiving Stolen Property (PC § 496)
Shoplifting (PC § 484/666)
Are all convictions eligible for the reduction?
No. For theft charges to be reduced, the amount stolen must have been less than $950.
Additionally, you are ineligible for any reduction under Proposition 47 if you have certain strike priors, or if you are required to register under Penal Code section 290.
What is the process for having your felony reduced to a misdemeanor under the new Prop 47?
You or your attorney must file a petition with the court and a hearing will be held to determine if you are eligible for the relief.
What is the cost?
Our goal is to help so we make our fee reasonable. We will help you file your petition and attend your court hearing. However, the costs are not set by law and may vary depending on which law firm or attorney you call and how delicate your situation are.
What if I am currently in jail serving a sentence on a felony charge that is now a misdemeanor under Prop 47?
If you or someone you know is currently in jail serving a sentence for a felony charge that can now be reduced, it may be possible that they could be released from jail. However, each case is different. To discuss the specifics of your case or the case of a friend, call or email for a free consultation.
If I get my charge reduced, does it restore my gun rights?
No. According to the new law, any felony conviction that is resentenced and designated as a misdemeanor under Prop 47, is considered a misdemeanor for all purposes, except for your ability to own a gun.
Contact a California Prop 47 Lawyer in San Diego Now For Felony & Sentence Reduction!
Call or text today at 619-493-1207 so we can help you.