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900 Roosevelt Irvine, CA 92620
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Prop 47

Do you qualify for Prop 47 sentencing relief? Trust your petition to Michael L. Fell.

Have you ever suffered a conviction for a felony? Are you currently incarcerated or on probation? Are you worried about the serious handicap that having a felony on your record will present when you’re looking for a new job or even a new place to live?

You may be especially frustrated if your crime was a relatively minor non-violent offense not necessarily deserving of felony punishment, such as:

  • Drug possession
  • Shoplifting
  • Grand theft firearm
  • Grand theft auto
  • Forgery
  • Bad checks
  • Receiving stolen property

The good news is…

…thanks to the passage of Prop 47 in November of 2014, you may qualify to get that harsh felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Contact Michael L. Fell to review your case. Under Prop 47, most minor drug possession crimes and theft crimes involving $950 or less are now automatic misdemeanors. If you have an old felony conviction for one of these crimes, you probably qualify to have it reduced to a misdemeanor—unless you have certain other serious convictions on your record. The best way to tell if you qualify is to have Michael L. Fell take a look at your case.

Step 2: File your resentencing petition. The submission requirements for these petitions will be handled by Attorney Fell. As a former prosecutor, he will be able to best represent you in court to ensure your case is put in the best light possible.

Now you may wonder…

….do I really need an attorney for this?

Yes, having a Prop 47 resentencing attorney on your side is very important for two main reasons.

First of all, the granting of a Prop 47 resentencing petition is not automatic. Judges may deny the petition if they believe resentencing would pose an “unreasonable risk to public safety.” Your attorney will help ensure evidence of your rehabilitation is included in the petition.

Secondly, your attorney will ensure that your paperwork is filled out correctly and submitted properly. This is very important due to the high volume of Prop 47 resentencing petitions being made—you definitely don’t want to end up back at the end of the line due to a paperwork mistake.

Ready to Find Relief?

If you would like to learn more about Prop 47 resentencing relief, please contact us at (949) 585-9055.