Friday, November 14, 2014

Prop 47 Passed... What Now?

By now, gentle readers, you're probably done with celebrating the passage of Prop 47, which will have the effect of reducing charges and misdemeanors for many nonserious, nonviolent offenses. But what does this mean, practically, for inmates and for people with criminal records for felonies that are now misdemeanors?

Californians for Safety and Justice have compiled this neat resource answering your questions. There's even a form you can use to petition to change your record, from a felony to a misdemeanor. If you're unclear about how Prop 47 might affect your case, contact the Public Defender's office in your county.

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