Prop 47 Attorney in Santa Clarita CA
Apply to have your felony record reduced to a misdemeanor with help from a Prop 47 attorney in Santa Clarita CA
Thanks to the passage of Prop 47, prosecutors no longer have the option of charging certain non-violent theft and drug offenses as felonies. Instead, these crimes must be charged as misdemeanors. So, if you are facing a new charge for one of the following crimes and you qualify for Prop 47, you will only face a misdemeanor even without the special help of a prop 47 attorney in Santa Clarita CA:
- Simple Drug Possession
- Theft (under $950)
- Shoplifting (under $950)
- Forgery (under $950)
- Passing Bad Checks (under $950)
- Receiving Stolen Property (under $950)
So What Do You Need a Prop 47 Attorney in Santa Clarita CA For?
If you have been previously convicted of a felony for one of the above crimes, you may be eligible to have your conviction changed to a misdemeanor. To do this, you will need to submit a resentencing petition to the county in which you were convicted.
The best way to find out if you qualify for Prop 47 relief–and to make sure your petition is filed in a timely manner–is to contact a Prop 47 attorney in Santa Clarita CA for expert help with the process. At The Mattern Law Firm, we can help you file petitions for convictions from Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. We know the procedures in these courthouses, we know exactly what information needs to be included in your petition, and we know how to address any questions the judge may have if your case ends up requiring a hearing.
Who Can Benefit From Prop 47 Resentencing?
Of course, if you are still serving a sentence or probation for a crime, resentencing could deliver significant relief by ending your sentence or probation early. However, resentencing can also help with older convictions, enabling you to replace a felony with a misdemeanor on your permanent record. While any type of criminal record can limit your future, misdemeanors are often viewed more kindly than felonies.
Unfortunately, there are some restrictions involved in Prop 47 resentencing. For example, if you are a registered sex offender, you are not eligible for Prop 47. The simplest way to figure out if Prop 47 can help you is to contact a Prop 47 attorney in Santa Clarita CA for a detailed review of your case.
Contact The Mattern Law Firm Now
We’re nearing the end of the window to file Prop 47 petitions. All petitions must be received by the court by November 2017. Don’t risk missing your chance to achieve this important benefit. Instead, contact The Mattern Law Firm at 310-342-8254 and request your free consultation with a Prop 47 attorney in Santa Clarita CA.
AddressThe Mattern Law Firm
11755 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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