WHAT IS A PROP 47?

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Prop 47

Reduce your felony to a misdemeanor under Prop 47


Passed in 2014, Proposition 47 is a ballot measure that allows you to reduce certain felony offenses to a misdemeanor.

A California Proposition 47 – Felony Reduction to a Misdemeanor (“Prop 47”) is a legal procedure that was passed as a ballot measure in 2014 and allows you to reduce a felony conviction to a misdemeanor for most purposes, which removes almost all penalties associated with being labeled a “felon” by the State of California.

Once you obtain a Prop 47 you will no longer have to live with the consequences or stigma of being labeled a felon. Depending on the reasons for your seeking a reduction under Prop 47, having your offense re-categorized as a misdemeanor can greatly help with obtaining a new job or increasing the likelihood of obtaining a professional license.

Lifeback Legal is a division of the law firm of Shea M. Randall. We are experienced California prop 47 attorneys who can help reduce your record. We understand your desire to have a confidential advocate and are here to assist you.

Take our free eligibility test or contact our office now to speak with a California prop 47 lawyer today.

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    HOW DO I KNOW IF I QUALIFY FOR A CALIFORNIA PROP 47?

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    You qualify for a California prop 47 felony reduction to a misdemeanor as long as your felony is on the Prop 47 list and is not in one of the prohibited categories itemized in the California Penal Code. This is true even if:

    • You went to prison, or
    • Received a suspended prison sentence

    Please note that a Prop 47 reduction is available even if you are currently serving a prison sentence and this allows you to be re-sentenced and released from prison. If you already completed your sentence, then it is referred to as a Penal Code 1170.18 Reduction to a Misdemeanor. We can assist you to determine your eligibility and to give you the best possible chance of success on your petition.

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    ELIGIBLE OFFENSES


    The following offenses are eligible for a California Prop 47 Reduction to a Misdemeanor:

    Covered Theft Offenses


    • Commercial Burglary that meets new definition for shoplifting (CA Penal Code 459)
    • Property theft when the value of the stolen property is $950 or less (CA Penal Code sections 490.2 and 459.5)
    • Receiving stolen property $950 or less (CA Penal Code section 496(a))
    • Forgery of a check, money order, and so on $950 or less, unless you were also convicted of identity theft under CA Penal Code section 530.5 (CA Penal Code section 473(b))
    • Petty theft with a prior, unless you received a prior conviction for a theft offense or elder abuse, served a term for the required, and/or are required to register as a sex offender (CA Penal Code section 666)
    • Grand theft if the value of the stolen property does not exceed $950.
    • Passing bad checks $950 or less, unless you have three or more priors for CA Penal Code sections 470, 473, 475, or 476 (CA Penal Code 476(a)(b))

    Covered Drug Offenses


    • Possession of narcotic controlled substances, such as cocaine, heroin, morphine, or other opiates (CA Health and Safety Code section 11350)
    • Possession of restricted dangerous drugs which could include drugs such as methamphetamines, or hallucinogenics such as psilocybin mushrooms (CA Health and Safety Code section 11377)
    • Possession of concentrated cannabis (hashish). (CA Health and Safety Code section 11357(a))

    IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A PROP 47 YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A STANDARD REDUCTION


    Please note that you are not eligible for Proposition 47 if you have a prior conviction for any of the following:


    • A prior conviction for any serious or violent felony punishable by death or life in prison
    • A prior conviction for possession of a weapon of mass destruction, and/or
    • A prior conviction for assault on a peace officer or a firefighter with a machine gun.
    • Homicide (Penal Code §§ 187 to 191.5)
    • Attempted homicide
    • Solicitation to commit murder
    • A prior conviction for a sexually violent offense listed in Welfare and Institution Code section 6600(b)

    However, in addition to Prop 47 there is another statue that provides for reducing a felony to a misdemeanor. In fact, all offenses covered under Proposition 47 are also covered under California Penal Code 17(b) except for that mentioned under the Health and Safety Code 11350. If you are eligible for a true reduction under Penal Code 17(b), then it is typically a better option. We can help you determine which type of reduction best suits you.


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    HOW DO I GET STARTED?

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    Shea M. Randall

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    The entire process for a California prop 47 takes anywhere from several weeks to a few months, depending on the case load involved in the court in which you must file. This is why we expedite your filing within 24-48 hours to get it submitted to the court as quickly as possible.

    Once filed, the prosecutor will be given time to respond. After the prosecutor responds, it then goes before the judge. We will represent you at all required hearings and you will not be required to attend.

    Lifeback Legal is a division of the Law Firm of Shea M. Randall, a trusted California Law Firm. We specialize in helping individuals get their life back with California criminal record expungements and federal licensing services.

    When you contact our office you will be in direct contact with our founding attorney, Mr. Shea M. Randall. Mr. Randall provides outstanding one-on-one communication with clients to ensure all of your legal needs are met.

    Sign up online today after completing our free online eligibility test or by contacting our office today at (888) 751-5329 with a California prop 47 lawyer today.


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    Get your life back
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    Determine if you qualify for expungement relief and sign up online today. No wait, no hassle.

      Thousands of expungements granted.

      • Case handled by California licensed attorneys.
      • Affordable, flat fees for all services.
      • Interest-free payment plans.
      • Begin for as low as $49.
      • Money-back guarantees on most services.
      • 14-day price matching guarantee.
      • 24-48 hour filing on all cases.
      California Criminal Record Expungements

      Need assistance?
      Call (888) 751-5329 for a free consultation.