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Prop 47 Resentencing

Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney

Recently, the voters of California passed a ballot initiative called Proposition 47. The goal of Proposition 47 is to reduce the severe overcrowding of our state's prisons. In order to do this, Prop 47 changes some minor, non-violent criminal offenses from felonies to misdemeanors, which affects the sentences for these offenses. The maximum adjusted sentence for a nonviolent crime is now only one year. Additionally, this new law applies retroactively, so people who are currently serving a prison sentence relating to a crime affected by Prop 47 can petition for a new sentence. This may affect thousands of people currently in California jail, including you.

What Types of Offenses Does Prop 47 Reclassify?

Prop 47 resentencing only pertains to non-violent offenses, and anyone with a criminal record of violent crimes will not qualify. State officials will be conducting a thorough examination of everyone who applies for resentencing to make sure there is nothing in their record that indicates they are a threat to others.

The types of offenses reclassified under prop 47 include:

There are also other types of non-violent crimes that qualify, so make sure you reach out to our firm to learn more about whether you qualify or not.

We Can Guide You Through the Process

Many people are going to be applying for resentencing, and working with an Orange County criminal attorney may increase your chances of going through the process in a timely manner. At the Law Office of Frances Prizzia, we have helped numerous Californians from all walks of life. We can make sure everything about your petition is in order. Our goal is to give you the toolset to help chart a path to a brighter future.

We have received numerous accolades over the years, including:

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  • Avvo Clients' Choice of Awards.

To get more information about Prop 47 and whether you can qualify for resentencing, please get in touch with our team today. We happily offer free, no-obligation consultations.

Call us today or fill out our online form to get yours.

  • Track Record
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    As one of Orange County's premier criminal firms, we've successfully handled hundreds of cases.

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    Client Testimonials
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    We are familiar with defending against false accusations. Our firm knows how to build a solid defense.

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    We know every case is unique, which is why we offer representation tailored to meet your needs.

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Law Office of Frances Prizzia
Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
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