If you have a family member or loved one that is serving time for certain non-violent felonies, their crime may be reclassified as a misdemeanor, which could result in a significant reduction of their sentence.

While some incarcerated individuals will be automatically released, most inmates will have to petition to have their case reevaluated.

The following violations have been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor: 

  • Health & Safety Code 11350(a), Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Health & Safety Code 11357(a), Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
  • Health & Safety Code 11377(a), Possession of a Controlled Substance 
  • Penal Code 459, Commercial Burglary (during business hours and less than $950)
  • Penal Code 470, Forgery (less than $950)
  • Penal code 476a(a), NSF Checks (less than $950)
  • Penal Code 487, Grand Theft (less than $950)
  • Penal Code 496(a), Possession of Stolen Property (less than $950)
  • Penal Code 666/484(a), Petty Theft with Prior Convictions (less than $950)

Exempted completely from any sentence reductions are persons who have previously been convicted of certain violent crimes.

If you or a loved one has been convicted of one of these crimes, contact our law office to take the first step towards reducing the sentence!

In California, there is an average of more than 200,000 felony charges each year. Proposition 47 is now allowing for many of those felonies to be reduced, which in turn is authorizing early releases for many who were previously incarcerated.

If you have a family member or know someone who has been arrested and charged with felony under the old California law, you may have the opportunity to help them regain their freedom under Proposition 47’s new regulations.

Contact the offices of criminal defense attorney Chad Maddox for a free case evaluation and the chance to grant your loved ones a new outlook on life.