PROP 47 & Record Clearance
On November 4, 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47, a law that changed certain low-level crimes from potential felonies to misdemeanors. The savings from reduced incarceration costs will be invested into drug and mental health treatment, programs for at-risk students in K-12 schools, and victim services.
Individuals with a prior felony record for any of the following low-level, nonviolent offenses or who are currently serving time for the following crimes may qualify to change their record or their sentence to a misdemeanor:
Below is a link to the Santa Cruz County Superior court website concerning Proposition 47. The Court website has links to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and the forms for requesting re-sentencing or re-designation.
SAVE THE DATE!
Prop 47 Summit and Resource Fair
Temple Beth El
3055 Porter Gulch Rd., Aptos
January 28, 2016, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Light refreshments and child care provided
THIS IS A LIMITED OPPORTUNITY!
Any Application or Petition for relief under Prop 47 must be filed with the Court within three years of the effective date of the law. Thus, you must file your Application or Petition before