On November 4, 2014 Californians overwhelmingly voted in favor of making significant changes to California Penal Code and reclassify certain nonviolent drug and property crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor. This means substantial relief is now available for the thousands of individuals who were previously convicted of these offenses.
Are you Eligible?
There are thousands of individuals who may be immediately eligible to apply for resentencing and get their conviction significantly reduced. We’ve created a chart to assist those interested in whether they may be eligible for resentencing.
|#||CRIME||BEFORE PROP 47||AFTER PROP 47|
|1.||Commercial Burglary||Could be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.||A misdemeanor amount stolen was $950 or less. A felony if Defendant has a serious or violent felony conviction.*|
|2.||Forgery Crimes||Could be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.||A misdemeanor if check is under $950.00 and Defendant does not have a serious or violent felony conviction.*|
|3.||Non-Sufficient Fund Checks||Could be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.||A misdemeanor if NSF check(s) does not exceed $950.|
|4.||Grand Theft Crimes||Could be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.||A misdemeanor if the value does not exceed $950. A felony if defendant has a serious or violent felony.*|
|5.||Possession of Stolen Property||Could be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.||A misdemeanor if the value does not exceed $950. A felony if defendant has a serious or violent felony.*|
|6.||Petty Theft with Prior Convictions||
Could be charged as a misdemeanor or felony.
|No longer a felony unless Defendant has a prior serious or violent felony.|
Possession of Controlled Substances
Includes Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, PCP.
|Straight felony offense for Cocaine and Heroin.
Wobbler for other drugs.
|Misdemeanor unless Defendant has a prior serious/violent felony.*|
|8.||Possession of Concentrated Cannabis||Could be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.||Misdemeanor unless Defendant has a prior serious/violent felony.*|
*Must be a PC 290 registrant and/or have a prior conviction per PC 667(e)(2)(C)(iv).
You have rights but you must act in order to use them.
Prop 47 is a complex new law that will be a challenge for the Courts to avoid making mistakes to every single applicant. At the Law Offices of Kareem A. Ramadan we have the proven experience to navigate through our evolving criminal justice system to ensure you get the results you need.
If you believe you or someone you care for may be eligible to have their conviction resentenced and released from prison then you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you obtain the relief you deserve.
PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AND YOUR FUTURE TODAY
Furthermore, if you have been charged with any type of crime, your future is now in jeopardy. Whether you are charged with a DUI, misdemeanor or a felony offense you can suffer from lifelong consequences if you are convicted.
Time is of the essence. Contact the Law Offices of Kareem A. Ramadan today for a free case evaluation
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