Sunday, November 9, 2014

New California Law Makes Many Felony Crimes a Misdemeanor, Not DUI

The On November 4, 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47, which enacts the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act. It reduces a number of low-level theft and drug offenses to straight misdemeanors unless the defendant has specified prior convictions. The statute focuses on drug and theft crimes, unfortunately DUI was not part of the law changes.  Voters obviously sounded off loudly about the prison overcrowding and this will work to reduce those incarcerated.