Proposition 47 (Prop 47) was a ballot measure passed by California voters on November 5, 2014. The law made some non-violent property crimes, where the value does not exceed $950, into misdemeanors. It also made some simple drug possession offenses into misdemeanors. It also provides that past convictions for these charges may be reduced to a misdemeanor by a court.
Under Prop 47, you may qualify for a reduction from a felony to a misdemeanor for some of the following offenses:
Petty Theft with Priors
Grand Theft Crimes
Possession of Stolen Property
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Individuals eligible for resentencing/ reclassification under Proposition 47 must file their applications/petitions by November 4, 2022. If you think you may qualify for Prop 47 legal relief, please complete our intake form by clicking here, or you may also visit one of our Public Defender offices, here.
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