What is Proposition 47?
Insight from Our Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney About Prop 47
The beginning of November 2014 saw one of the biggest and most impactful pieces of legislature come to pass for California residents. Proposition 47 has the power to change convicted criminals lives for the better and the time to take advantage of this new measure is right now. At Law Office of Michael L. Guisti, we want to be an active part of improving your future.
The premise of Proposition 47 is that certain drug and theft crimes will be ‘reclassified.’ Certain felonies may become misdemeanors, giving way to reduced prison sentences and completely cleared records. Call our Orange County criminal defense attorney for your best chance at achieving a successful outcome.
What types of crimes qualify under Proposition 47?
Hundreds of inmates have already been released from jail and prison thanks to the new law. Furthermore, courtrooms throughout California are experiencing increased workloads as a result of the proposition. Proposition 47 opened the floodgates, offering many convicted criminals a second chance at life. This means that you need trusted counsel to ensure your case is heard properly.
If you have been charged with a felony for any of the following, you may qualify for Prop 47:
- Simple drug possession
- Petty theft under $950
- Shoplifting under $950
- Forging or writing a bad check under $950
- Receipt of stolen property under $950
The elimination of a felony conviction can help individuals acquire a job, find public housing, and even qualify for government-funded student loans. Even if your record was previously expunged, law enforcement and state licensing agencies still have the ability to view felonies, so this proposition is making waves for good reason.
We want to help you get your life back!
While judges can choose to deny an individual's plea for relief if they pose a threat to the community, the success rates have been high thus far. Our firm consistently provides award-winning representation and would be honored to fight for your rights under Proposition 47.
The law gives convicted criminals just three years to apply, so it is important to take action right away if you have already been sentenced. Schedule your free consultation with our firm today to learn more about the options that may be available to you.
Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.