Prop 47 Lawyer Can Help Reduce Felony Drug & Theft Charges

Proposition 47 was passed on November 5, 2014 by California voters and resulted in changes to how certain felonies are charged.

Effective immediately, Prop 47 reclassifies some drug possession crime, as well as “nonserious and nonviolent property crimes” from felonies to misdemeanors.

Prop 47 LawyerIn addition to applying to future crimes, Prop 47 allows those individuals with post-judgment sentences currently serving time or who have already completed their sentence to petition the court as well. However, without taking action, a person will not have their sentenced reduced.

In order to qualify for the sentence reduction an individual must not have been convicted of a violent or sexual crime in the past. Also, if the individual is currently serving their sentence, a judge must determine, in his or her discretion, that the individual would not pose an unreasonable risk of danger to public safety. There is a three-year window in which an individual is permitted to petition the court.

Receive sentence reduction advice from a dedicated Los Angeles Prop 47 lawyer

At the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi, we are prepared to help you with your Prop 47 case. To see if you qualify for having your sentencing reduced under Prop 47, contact us by phone at (310) 448-1529 or online. We promptly return phone calls and emails. Our office is conveniently located in the Westside Towers on Olympic and Bundy. We have flexible office hours, and we will will be happy to discuss your case with you.