Conviction Reduction

January 27, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County Public Defender’s Office will be holding two public events to consult with individuals who may be eligible to have their felony convictions reduced to misdemeanors under Proposition 47.

The first event will be Friday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The second will be on Feb. 19, from 1 – 4 p.m. Both events will be held at the Ventura County Career and Job Center at 4651 Telephone Road in Ventura.

Attorneys from the Public Defender’s Office will conduct private consultations with individuals who may be eligible to have their convictions reduced under the proposition. There is no charge for the consultation.

Proposition 47 (the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act) was enacted by the voters on the November 2014 California ballot. The act retroactively changed six low-level, non-violent felonies (drug possession and five theft-related offenses) to simple misdemeanors. If an individual has ever been convicted of one of these felonies, the Public Defender may be able to remove that felony from their criminal history or “rap sheet.”

For more information, call (805) 662-6528 or (805) 654-3033

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