See If Your Felony Can Be Reduced to a Misdemeanor and You Can Get Out of Prison:
Recent Changes Because of Proposition 47
If you were recently convicted of a property crime for $950 or less or possession of an illegal drug for personal use, think of calling Gabriel Quinnan, skilled criminal defense attorney. He can assess your case to help you determine whether you are eligible to have a felony offense downgraded to a misdemeanor. He can also argue for your release from jail or prison.
In early November, California voters said yes to Proposition 47. This was a retroactive ballot measure meant to lower the state’s prison costs. The law covers shoplifting, theft, writing bad checks, forgery, and possession of stolen goods. Individuals without prior convictions for murder, rape, certain sex offenses, or certain gun crimes are eligible for sentence reduction and prison release.
A felony conviction negatively affects your chances for employment and housing. If you do not pay off a debt related to a felony conviction, this can negatively affect your credit score. Public defender’s offices throughout the state have been overwhelmed with Prop. 47-related requests. Your petition for relief may move faster through the criminal justice system if you hire a private attorney to research your background and assist with your paperwork.
Gabriel Quinnan is available to represent you in Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma, and Marin counties. He is a thorough, patient, and competent criminal law attorney who has defended individuals in cases ranging from burglary and robbery to drug possession and sales. Call at him in Santa Rosa, California to learn more about how he can help you.