PROP 47 FELONY TO MISDEMEANOR REDUCTION
As Prop 47 has passed into law, certain felonies are now eligible to become misdemeanors!
Under Penal Code Section 1170.18, a person whether in custody or out of custody for a conviction of a felony violation:
H&S 11350: Possession of a Controlled Substance
H&S 11357: Possession of Marijuana
H&S 11377: Possession of Methamphetamine
PC 459.5: Burglary
PC 473: Forgery
PC 476a: NSF Checks
PC 490.2: Grand Theft not exceeding $950
PC 496: Receiving Stolen Property not exceeding $950
PC 666: Petty Theft not exceeding $950 may be eligible to have the felony conviction designated as a misdemeanor and/or resentenced as a misdemeanor.
****Exceptions do apply! Inquire with us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a reduction under Prop 47 automatic?
No. You must submit a PETITION to the court in order to have your case reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.
How much does your practice charge to complete the petition and submit it to the court?
For those convicted in Los Angeles County, the cost is as follows: Prices vary beginning at $1,000.00. Major credit cards are accepted and payment plans are available.
If I wasn’t convicted in Los Angeles, can your practice still help me reduce my felony to a misdemeanor under Prop 47?
Yes. Prop 47 applies throughout the entire state of California.
Does having a felony conviction on my record really affect my life?
Yes. Having a felony on your record may inhibit you from getting licensed for certain practices, it may thwart job opportunities, and may affect your morale as a law abiding citizen. Felonies are crimes of the most serious nature. For example, murder, rape, and arson are all considered felonies. Although all felonies are not classified as serious felonies, employers may make up their own minds in regard to how they feel about a potential job applicant who has been convicted of a felony. Therefore, having your felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor under Prop 47 would give great benefits to you in your future endeavors.
How long does the process take?
In many counties, the petition process may generally take between 15 to 60 days.
If you feel that you have a felony on your record that is eligible for reduction under Prop 47, call John J. Stanley and Associates at (818) 769-5200 for a Free Consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.