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Prop 64 - Marijuana Felonies now Misdemeanors: Petition for Re-Sentencing

Posted by Thomas "Doug" Allen | Dec 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The voters passed Proposition 64 and recreational use, possession and transportation of certain amounts of marijuana is now mostly legal in California.

The law is extensive and complex, and involves licensing of marijuana "shops" and a taxation protocol; the law is many pages long.

Of particular interest to us, however, is the provisions in Prop 64 that allow for persons convicted of Marijuana offenses that were felonies to petition the court to be re-sentenced as misdemeanors.

Former felonies that can be reduced to misdemeanors are:

11360 H&S Sales of Marijuana

11359 H&S Possession for Sales of Marijuana

11358 H&S Cultivation of Marijuana 

There are certain limitations on the relief, but if you do not have an extensive record the court will grant the reduction. This law is very new, and we have already filed petitions on behalf of some clients.

Give us a call to discuss your case:  800 495 2819

About the Author

Thomas "Doug" Allen

Doug has practiced law in California for the past 25 years, and has represented clients charged with offenses ranging from possession of an open container of alcohol to first degree murder. He has extensive courtroom and trial experience and has personally litigated more than 4,000 California expungement cases.


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