July 1, 2015

Can I get resentenced under Prop. 47 | (PC) 1170.18 | San Diego Prop 47 Attorney

Can I get resentenced under Prop. 47 | (PC) 1170.18 | San Diego Prop 47 Attorneys

Prop. 47 initiative reduces the penalties for certain theft crimes and drug crimes in California. The signed law, which can be found under PC 1170.18, makes certain crimes that were previously felonies or wobblers in California law, and changes them to misdemeanors for all purposes, except gun for gun rights. 

This means that the maximum penalty for these crimes will generally be: up to one year in county jail; and/or a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000).

This change can also positively impact your abilities to get a job, student loan, license, etc. 

 

1. Who is Eligible?

2. Is there a filing fee?

3. Will there be a court hearing?

4. If my sentence is reduced, will I be released from custody?

5. Will there be probation or parole after the reduction?

6. How will this effect my job, school, license, etc?

7. Will I be eligible for a certificate of rehabilitation?

8. Where will my petition be heard?

9. How long will the process take?

10. What should I do next?