Tag Archives: conviction

Prop 64 and old marijuana convictions

Last night, California voters passed Proposition 64 which made sweeping changes to the marijuana laws. Possession by adults over 21 for personal, recreational use is now (as of 12:01 Wednesday November 9, 2016) legal in California.  There are also changes to the laws regarding prior convictions for possession, cultivation and distribution or possession for sale […]

Prop 47 – reducing a felony to misdemeanor (old conviction or new case)

Proposition 47 made some substantial changes to drug and theft laws   California voters approved Proposition 47 (“Prop 47”) in the statewide general election November 4, 2014.  It was commonly known as the “Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act” and it changed the sentencing laws and affects several low-level crimes to make them misdemeanor offenses instead […]

Criminal appeals – challenging your conviction

Your criminal case is over – either by a guilty plea or a conviction after a trial.  You still feel that your conviction is wrong – that there were errors in the trial, evidence was improperly admitted, or that the jury convicted you for the wrong reasons. The criminal justice system is made up of […]

Getting a prior conviction off your record

One of the most common questions asked is, “How do I get a prior conviction off my record?” Especially today, I understand why that question is asked.  You made a mistake in the past and ended up with a criminal conviction.  But you’ve done your time, paid your debt to society and now need a […]