Prop 47 Attorney in Simi Valley CA
Apply to have your felony record reduced to a misdemeanor with help from a Prop 47 attorney in Simi Valley CA
In November of 2014, California voters passed a measure designed to help ensure the punishment fits the crime for certain low-level, non-violent drug and theft offenses. Previously, these offenses could be charged as either felonies or misdemeanors; now, they 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 Simi Valley 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 Simi Valley CA For?
If you were convicted of a qualifying felony before the passage of Prop 47, you may be entitled to have your conviction–and your sentence–reduced to a misdemeanor. This will require the completion and submission of a resentencing petition.
Because of the high volume of petitions that are being filed, you absolutely need to hire a Prop 47 attorney in Simi Valley CA to help you prepare your petition. 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?
Both individuals who are currently serving a sentence for a qualifying felony and individuals who have already completed their sentence can and should consider filing a resentencing petition. A successful petition would help shorten an ongoing sentence, and this is the benefit most people think of first. But do not forget that a successful petition will also result in a felony being removed from your criminal record and replaced with a misdemeanor. In general misdemeanor convictions present less of a hardship than felonies when it comes to finding employment, housing, and more.
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. To better understand the restrictions and exclusions on resentencing, you will need to contact a Prop 47 attorney in Simi Valley CA.
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. Why wait? Call 310-342-8254 now to get help from a Prop 47 attorney in Simi Valley CA.
AddressThe Mattern Law Firm
Westwood Gateway, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste. 1700,
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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