Felony Reduction to Misdemeanor (Prop 47) in LA County
Proposition 47 is also called by its ballot title “Criminal Sentences, Initiative Statute, or Misdemeanor Penalties,” and it was a poll passed by voters in the state of California in November 2014. It is a measure to reduce a number of nonviolent charges to misdemeanors, assisting people previously convicted or sentenced or currently facing a felony. It converts many nonviolent offenses like property and drug offenses from felonies to misdemeanors. A consequence of the measure is that the money saved is to be spent on victim services, mental health as well as drug abuse treatment, school truancy and dropout prevention, and additional programs designed to keep non-violent offenders out of jail and prison.
Prop 47 reduction is also referred to as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act. Individuals are also eligible to have any of their qualifying previous felony convictions reduced to misdemeanors, regardless of how long ago they were convicted. If you or someone you know has a criminal record with a felony for any of the below listed crimes, then contact California Criminal Defense Center in Los Angeles to remove the felony from your record and convert it into a misdemeanor. Some of these crimes include:
● Petty theft under $950
● Simple drug possession
● Receipt of stolen property under $950
● Writing or forging a bad check under $950
● Shoplifting under $950
Mr. Ardalon Fakhimi founded California Criminal Defense Center and is a top criminal defense attorney there. With more than 14 years of extensive experience in this field, he has gained comprehensive insight into criminal defense. He is well-versed with the latest amendments in DUI and criminal laws, and is committed to providing the best possible assistance to his clients. He helps offenders who are convicted of a felony in Los Angeles and wish to reduce their theft charges.
Delinquents who are in the sex offender registry or are convicted of crimes, for instance, murder, child molestation, or rape, do not qualify for a felony reduction to misdemeanor. If you or anyone you care about is currently serving a sentence for a felony, or have a prior felony conviction that might now be a misdemeanor pursuant to Proposition 47, you can schedule an appointment with Ardalon Fakhimi at his law office. Mr. Fakhimi personally handles all the cases and appears in court on the behalf of his clients. All hearings, litigation, settlement discussions, and negotiations are handled by him. If you have any questions related to Prop 47 reduction, you can contact Mr. Ardalon Fakhimi at (310) 963-2417.