What is Prop 47?

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Proposition 47 (Prop 47) was a ballot measure passed by California voters on November 5, 2014. The law made some non-violent property crimes, where the value does not exceed $950, into misdemeanors. It also made some simple drug possession offenses into misdemeanors. It also provides that past convictions for these charges may be reduced to a misdemeanor by a court. Under Prop 47, you may qualify for a reduction from a felony to a misdemeanor for some of the following offenses:

  • Certain Forgeries
  • Commercial Burglary
  • Petty Theft with Priors
  • Bad Check
  • Grand Theft Crimes
  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance

If you think you may qualify for Prop 47 legal relief, please complete our intake form by clicking here, or you may also visit one of our Public Defender offices, here.

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