Clean Slate for Immigrants: Reducing Felonies to Misdemeanors Using Penal Code § 18.5, Prop 47, Penal Code § 17(b)(3), & Prop 64

Post-Conviction Relief
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In the past four years, California voters and the California Legislature have created many new mechanisms for people to reclassify, vacate, and resentence offenses to eliminate the ongoing impact of criminal convictions. This advisory discusses how these new laws can benefit immigrants and can erase or mitigate certain criminal grounds of removability.