On November 4, 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47, which reduces
certain felonies (mostly drug offenses) to misdemeanors. Not only does
this affect those currently facing charges, but it is also retroactive,
meaning that if you have ever been convicted of one of the felonies named
in Prop. 47, you can have the conviction reduced to a misdemeanor, even
if the conviction was the result of a plea bargain. However, it will not
be automatically reduced to a misdemeanor. A petition must be filed with
the court, asking the judge to modify the existing sentence.
If you have any questions about how Prop. 47 may affect you or someone
you know, please feel free to give us a call at 661-334-3000.
If you would like to read the proposition in its entirety, click on this link: