Criminal defense attorney Tina M. Barberi, PC

Law Offices of
Tina M. Barberi, PC

DUI | Criminal | Traffic Defense

(559) 447-1240

Call Today: (559) 447-1240

Is Proposition 47 Appropriate for Your Felony?

May 13, 2015

Is Proposition 47 Appropriate for Your Felony?

We have received considerable feedback on the new law enacted in California regarding the felony charges that can be reduced to misdemeanors under Proposition 47.  In California, Proposition 47 requires judges to impose a misdemeanor sentence if you are charged and convicted of the certain crimes. Instead of a prison sentence, the maximum sentence would be 364 days.

As the info-graphic shows, there are many variables to look at in order to determine if you are eligible for a reduction or resentencing under Prop. 47, if you have been convicted of certain felony offenses, as long as you do not have a violent or serious conviction on your criminal record.

Prop 47 infographic to show what a Fresno lawyer can reduce your felony.

The down side with Proposition 47 is that it does not restore a person’s right to own a firearm. Most people do not know that Proposition 47 may not be the best method when reducing felony charges.  As shown, a criminal expungement may be a better choice if you qualify. Because Prop 47 does not affect firearm rights, the use of this relief should only be used for certain individuals that are otherwise ineligible for an expungement.

Although not depicted in the infographic, Proposition 47 does not set time limits for the court to take action on your petition to recall, resentence, or redesignate a conviction.  Because of the time delay, it is important to contact an attorney to help you with the process.

If you have questions or would like to see if you qualify for an expungement or relief under Proposition 47, contact my office for a free consultation. Criminal attorneys that practice defendants and understand Proposition 47 and expungements should be consulted before determining what course of action you should take to reduce your felony charges. I hope this inforgraphic helps explain what choices are available after the new law went into effect.

California Proposition 47, expungement to reduce felony, expungements, felony expungements, Infographic, Infographic Expungement v. Proposition 47 in California, reduce your felony

Tina M. Barberi, criminal defense attorney in Fresno, CA, defends clients when they are charged with a criminal, DUI, or traffic offense. If you are charged with a crime, contact her now for a free consultation.

Criminal Law Posts

Criminal
Hire an experienced Prop 36 attorney to get your Prop 36 case dismissed in California.
Proposition 36? What They Don't Tell You Can Hurt You!
Possession Charges? You may be surprised to learn that drug charges may be on your record after completing a drug treatment program under Prop. 36. Find out how to make those charges go any like they never happened.
Tina M. Barberi
August 11, 2017
Criminal
Plea bargaining in the Fresno superior court will benefit you if you have an experienced and published attorney that knows the right methods.
Plea Agreements in Fresno? Avoid the Pitfalls.
Plea bargaining is commonly used in the Fresno criminal courts by district attorneys and lawyers, but how do you know if it is right for you? If you have ever wondered why plea bargaining is used, do not miss out on this post.
Tina M. Barberi
May 25, 2016
Criminal
Criminal and DUI lawyer, Tina Barberi will file motions to dismiss your case if your rights are violated in Fresno.
Speedy Trial Violations: Dismissals are Possible
The government is required to prosecute you within a reasonable period of time, and when there is a violation of a speedy trial right, it is serious. See if your case should be dismissed when the district attorney violates the law.
Gonzalo Quezada
April 18, 2016
Criminal
Cell phone laws are complicated and you should not try to fight an illegal search and seizure on your own.
Cellphone Location Data and Privacy in Fresno
Should officers be able to search your phone in Fresno? What rights do you have when it comes to your phone? Find out if your phone is subject to being searched by law enforcement and what can you do to protect your privacy.
Gonzalo Quezada
January 16, 2016
Criminal
Fresno criminal defense law firm will fight your medical marijuana case if you are criminally charged with a drug case.
Saving Lives: Protecting Patients with Marijuana
Questions on medical marijuana in the state of California? See what the problems with production and transportation of medical marijuana in the state and see what you can do to protect yourself as a user and patient.
Gonzalo Quezada
October 6, 2015
Criminal
Fresno's best criminal lawyer will make sure you have your rights protected at reasonable rates. Free consultation.
I am Innocent! Why Should I Hire a Criminal Attorney?
If you are facing criminal charges, it is difficult to know what your attorney is required to do for you. Learn what your constitutional rights are in order to obtain the best possible lawyer that can help you with your defense.
Tina M. Barberi
August 12, 2015
Criminal
Fresno Proposition 47 cases are delayed without an experienced attorney to do the correct paperwork to reduce your felony.
Is Proposition 47 Appropriate for Your Felony?
Before applying for Prop 47 Relief, make sure you qualify. Most people do not understand the new California Prop 47 laws and it is important to get the relief you are entitled to by reviewing our info-graphic.
Tina M. Barberi
May 13, 2015
Criminal
Do not go to court alone without an experienced criminal lawyer in Fresno. Free consultations to discuss your criminal and traffic cases.
10 Things You May Not Know about Criminal & DUI Charges.
The criminal justice system is very complex. Here are the 10 things you need to know to defend yourself in court, including frequently asked questions that will help you when you are facing criminal charges in Fresno.
Tina M. Barberi
May 7, 2015
Criminal
If you were in a DUI checkpoint and received a citation for a DUI charge, call a DUI lawyer in Fresno for free consultation.
Avoid a DUI Conviction on Cinco de Mayo!
Fresno police will be patrolling heavily on Cinco De Mayo, so read these quick tips to avoid being arrested and accused of a DUI. See why police use this holiday as a major source of revenue and how you can stop them.
Tina M. Barberi
May 5, 2015
Criminal
Police cannot search your cell phone if it is locked with a password without a search warrant in Fresno. Fight your call phone case.
Can The Police Take My Cell Phone And Search It?
Would you mind others snooping on your cell phone? If not, you are not alone. See what the US Supreme Court said about the legality of searching your cell phone and what you can do to avoid the police from viewing your cell.
Tina M. Barberi
April 22, 2015
Criminal
Charged with petty theft and do not want to do a petty theft class, call the best petty theft lawyer in Fresno, CA
Fresno County Tough on Petty Theft Charges
Have you been arrested or accused of petty theft? If so, you need to read the steps you need to take to keep from getting a petty theft conviction in Fresno County. This blog will explain the charge and how you can fight it.
Tina M. Barberi
April 16, 2015
Criminal
Bail is complicated and you need to understand the ways to get bond so you do not have to stay in jail in Fresno.
Bailing out of the Fresno County Jail
What is bail and why do I need it? Learn the ins and outs of bail and how to stay out of jail in Fresno. When facing criminal charges, it is important to know what your rights are concerning bail and whether you should use it.
Tina M. Barberi
April 2, 2015
Criminal
Do you need an expungement in Fresno criminal court? If so, call an expungement lawyer now to clear your record up fast.
Spring Clean Your Criminal Record Now!
If you are looking to cleaning your record, this is the perfect time to start. Your criminal record will stay on your record until you do something about it. Find out how easy it can be to clear your record with an experienced lawyer.
Tina M. Barberi
March 30, 2015
Criminal
A Fresno lawyer can make sure your request for Proposition 47 relief is granted. Without the right help, you could be denied.
Making the Right Decision Under Proposition 47
Proposition 47 is a great for so many citizens in California, but how do you know if you qualify for it? The best way to know for sure is to read this summary so you can check if you can get Prop 47 relief in Fresno County.
Tina M. Barberi
March 23, 2015
Criminal
Do you want to know if you qualify for Proposition 47 relief? If so, call us today to discuss your case for free.
Reminder to Reduce Your Charges Under Prop 47
If you have a Proposition 47 case and you are eligible to apply, make sure to apply for relief. Failing to do so will result in your charge staying on your record and you will still be considered a felon. Don't wait, call us today.
Jeanne Slaven
March 18, 2015
Criminal
A Fresno lawyer will determine if you can disclose the criminal charges you were convicted of when you call for free consultation.
Disclose Criminal Convictions in California Schools
If you want to obtain employment in a school in California, make sure you know how to answer the questions regarding your criminal record. Find out just what is required to be disclosed when you apply for jobs in Fresno.
Tina M. Barberi
March 18, 2015
Criminal
Want out of custody? Retain an experienced criminal defense law firm to help you in your criminal case in court.
When Will I be Released from the Jail in Fresno County?
Do you know the laws when you are arrested and held in the Fresno County Jail? If not, you must read this blog to see how long the government can hold you in jail without bringing criminal charges against you.
Tina M. Barberi
March 18, 2015
Criminal
Fresno Bail Bonds companies can get you out of custody, and so can a criminal defense attorney that works with you.
Why Should I Bail Out of Jail in Fresno?
No one wants to go to jail, but do you know what your rights are to bail? Find out if you are entitled to bail before you contact a bail bonds company in Fresno. In some cases, you may not even need to post bail -see why in this post.
Tina M. Barberi
March 4, 2015
Criminal
Not all witnesses will testify at preliminary hearings in Fresno, unless your criminal defense attorney call them to the stand.
Fresno County Preliminary Hearings in Court
If you are facing felony charges in Fresno County, you may be required to attend a preliminary hearing. See what the difference between a preliminary hearing and a jury trial, including what witnesses will testify against you.
Tina M. Barberi
February 19, 2015