CLEAN SLATE FOR IMMIGRANTS: Reducing Felonies to Misdemeanors: Penal Code § 18.5, Prop 47, Penal Code § 17(b)(3), and Prop 64

CLEAN SLATE FOR IMMIGRANTS: Reducing Felonies to Misdemeanors: Penal Code § 18.5, Prop 47, Penal Code § 17(b)(3), and Prop 64

Rose Cahn, ILRC (Feb 1, 2018)

This resource discusses the three primary mechanisms to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor: Penal Code § 17(b), Prop 47, and Prop 64. This information is especially important for immigrants as reducing felony convictions to misdemeanor convictions can be a powerful way to eliminate certain grounds of deportability, or open up eligibility for immigration status or immigration benefits.

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