Criminal Procedure

New Sentences as Misdemeanors Under Proposition 47

Proposition 47 takes effect November 4, 2014 and changes sentences for low-level nonviolent crimes such as simple drug possession and petty theft from felonies (or wobblers) to straight misdemeanors. The provisions of Proposition 47 are fully retroactive, setting forth a mechanism for relief for defendants who are either currently serving sentences or have already completed their sentences. Crimes affected by Prop. 47 […]