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Proposition 47

Proposition 47 Passes

If you or a loved one were convicted of any of the crimes listed below, there may be reason for celebration. As a result  of the passing of  Proposition 47, there is now an opportunity to have the crime reduced to a misdemeanor.

Here is a list of offenses which likely can be changed to misdemeanors under Proposition 47:

PC 459 – Commercial Burglary

PC 470, 471, 472, 475, 476, 484 (some of the subsections) – Different types of forgery

PC 476a(a) – Checks written with non sufficient funds

PC 487 (several subsections) and 489 – Grand Theft

PC 496(a) – Possession of stolen property

PC 666/484(a) – Petty theft with prior convictions

Health and Safety Code 11350(a) – Possession of a controlled substance (such as heroin/cocaine)

Health and Safety Code 11357(a) – Possession of concentrated cannabis

Health and Safety Code 11377(a) – Possession of methamphetamine

In conclusion, Proposition 47 could be a life changer for anyone convicted of any of the above offenses (or even those who have pending matters with the court ).There are some exceptions and each person needs to be evaluated individually to determine eligibility for a sentence reduction.   Additionally, a deadline has been imposed on how long one has to petition the court to reduce a misdemeanor to a felony.

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