In November 2016, the passage of Proposition 64 drastically changed the penalties for cannabis offenses in California. Many cannabis felonies were reduced to misdemeanors, and certain crimes eliminated entirely. One element of Proposition 64 is the ability to petition the courts to have past convictions reduced or expunged. Some people might be released from custody immediately, while others may have their formal felony probation reduced to informal misdemeanor probation. In all cases eligible individuals will have their records reflect that they were convicted of a misdemeanor, or for certain offenses no conviction at all.
Not everyone convicted of cannabis offenses is eligible for a reduction or expungement. Eligibility depends on a number of factors, such as an individual’s age at the time of the offense and the type of cannabis-related crime. If you’d like to receive more information about eligibility requirements and Proposition 64 reductions, please contact the Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich at (619) 262-2500.
Video Above: Michael Cindrich was interviewed by KUSI’s Sasha Foo regarding the ability of individuals to have their cannabis convictions reduced or expunged. The original story can be found here.
Video:Michael Cindrich was also interviewed by Omari Fleming from NBC 7 News in San Diego regarding Proposition 64’s conviction clearing provisions. The original story can be found here.
Video:Michael Cindrich was also interviewed by Amanda Brandeis from ABC 10 News in San Diego regarding Proposition 64’s conviction clearing provisions. The original story can be found here.