Not only will we see more prison space freed up, allowing for the serious felons to stay locked up, but we will see those with less serious crimes being given the necessary rehabilitation.
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Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2014
Attorney Virginia Landry has many clients that may be potentially affected by the recent initiative. The initiative reduces penalties for some non-serious and non-violent property and drug crimes that are currently felonies, making them misdemeanors instead. It applies to shoplifting, grand theft, and writing a bad check, but only if the value alleged does not exceed $950. It also applies to simple possession of many illegal drugs. Proposition 47 is retroactive, so any person convicted of these charges may take steps to have their conviction reduced to a misdemeanor.
A recent LA Times article stated, “Prison officials said they have identified 4,770 felons in custody who are eligible to seek resentencing. And L.A. prosecutors have identified almost 4,000 offenders in the pipeline between arrest and sentencing who might qualify for more lenient treatment under the new law. To get released, current inmates must prove that they are not a threat to the public.”
“We handle many cases dealing with the crimes now affected by Proposition 47, and with its passing, not only will we see more prison space freed up, allowing for the serious felons to stay locked up, but we will see those with less serious crimes being given the necessary rehabilitation,” said Attorney Virginia Landry. “If you are not sure whether or not your case may be eligible for a reduced conviction from a felony to a misdemeanor, please call us at (949) 585-7400.”
Attorney Virginia L. Landry, founder of Law Offices Of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., an Orange County Criminal Defense and DUI law firm, is one of a few attorneys across the nation who is Board Certified in DUI Defense. She is admitted to practice in all California state courts and the United States District Court, Central District. Since opening her law office, Attorney Landry has helped countless clients fight their criminal charges in Orange County and surrounding areas. The firm works with their clients, not only in criminal court, but also at their clients' administrative DMV hearings with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Law Offices Of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. office is located at 15635 Alton Parkway Suite 120, Irvine, CA 92618. For more information about Proposition 47 or to schedule a consultation, please call (949) 585-7400.
About Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc.
Attorney Landry is the Regent for the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), and serves on the Board of Directors for the California DUI Lawyers Association, as its Secretary. She has served on the Orange County Bar Association's Board of Directors for three years and is the past President and current member of the West Orange County Bar Association, is currently a Sustaining Member for the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
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