Ventura Prop 47 Resentencing
Prop 47 Attorney in Oxnard, Ventura & Fillmore
Prop 47 changed California law in three major ways. One, it reclassified certain possession or theft offenses from felonies to misdemeanors. Two, it allowed currently imprisoned defendants who were convicted of those reclassified charges to request resentencing. Three, it allowed felons who served their time to have their record updated to reclassify their crimes as misdemeanors.
All of these changes have enormous implications for felony defendants who were convicted for the possession or theft crimes covered in Prop 47. Our Ventura Prop 47 lawyers advocate for our clients to have their criminal records updated and their sentences reduced to reflect misdemeanor status. Whether you’re still incarcerated, have already served your sentence, or would like to have your record expunged, let’s discuss your options.
Opportunities from Re-Sentencing
In real terms, re-sentencing offers you significant benefits. Not only would a felony be removed from your record, but the terms of your sentence would dramatically change. Other benefits of Prop 47 re-sentencing involve saving on the monthly cost of formal probation (as opposed to misdemeanor “summary probation”) and a much-reduced custody term, if you ever “fall out” of the drug treatment and are facing time in custody.
Civically, re-sentencing would grant you the right to vote. You would also be eligible for employment in certain fields that are closed to former felons, including working in healthcare, government, and private security—all of which provide good-paying careers. Re-sentencing would allow you to earn licensing for certain jobs, like being a barber or an accountant. In general, re-sentencing would make it far easier to get a good, stable job.
To review all the ways in which Prop 47 could benefit you under the circumstances of your particular case, call us today. We are here to help you achieve re-sentencing and move on with your lives.
“I had the chance to have Jennifer Zide represent me in a DUI/Possession case and she was excellent. She battled for our deal that the judge wasn't going to give, but she hung in there.”
Other ways to improve or erase your record after you have been convicted include petitions for early termination of probation and expungement. Both of these open up employment and housing opportunities for former felons, which could make your life significantly easier.
Why Speak with a Prop 47 Lawyer in Ventura?
Even if Prop 47 allows defendants to petition for re-sentencing, it does not guarantee you’ll receive a reclassified criminal charge. Our attorneys want to make sure you have every possible chance of success. However, that’s only possible if you call us so we can discuss your options, allowing you to make the call that’s best for your future.
At , we are dedicated to helping you recover from the past and move forward in a positive direction. Call us today to discuss all the options open to you.
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