Find sentencing relief with help from a Prop 47 attorney
In November of 2014, Proposition 47 changed certain drug and theft crimes from “wobblers” that could be charged as felonies or misdemeanors to automatic misdemeanors. The affected crimes are:
Theft crimes involving $950 or less:
- Petty theft
- Forgery involving a check, bond, note, cashier’s check, money order, etc.
- Passing a bad check
- Receiving stolen property
Drug crimes involving simple possession of:
- Concentrated cannabis
- Other drugs described in Health & Safety Code Sections 11350(a), 11377(a), and 11357(a)
Prop 47 ended the practice of applying draconian felony penalties to low-level, non-violent offenses, which is good news for any one accused of these crimes. However, Prop 47 didn’t just affect new offenses. It was also retroactive, meaning that certain individuals who have already been convicted can have their conviction and sentence changed. Unless you have certain violent felonies or sex crimes on your record, or a judge would have reason to believe you are a risk to public safety, chances are you will qualify for relief under Prop 47.
Change Your Felony to a Misdemeanor
If you were convicted of a qualifying offense before Prop 47 passed, and that conviction still appears as a felony on your record, you need to take advantage of the sentencing relief offered by Prop 47. At Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, we have kept up with developments in the implementation of Prop 47, so we can help you understand if you qualify for resentencing and handle your petition for recall of sentence for you. We will make sure your petition contains all the information the court will need to make a decision in your case.
All petitions must be filed by November 4, 2022.
Call us at 310-295-2236 now for a free, confidential consultation.