What does Prop. 47 do?
California’s Prop. 47 recently passed with 58.5 percent of the vote, becoming effective on November 5, 2014. It reduces most simple drug possession offenses misdemeanors and provides a means for persons already convicted of a felony to obtain a reduction by filing a post-conviction motion. It also changed certain other non-drug related statutes including those related to commercial burglary, forgery and bad checks aka “NSF checks”.