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Frequently Asked Questions about Proposition 47

Proposition 47, or the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, has been the law in California since its passage in November 2014. The law offers opportunities for certain individuals charged with nonviolent offenses, as well as for some offenders who are already serving time for their crimes.

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These answers to some common questions about Proposition 47 should be helpful, but they’re no substitute for the skilled, customized advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The rules on eligibility are strict, so it’s critical to have a lawyer at your side throughout the process.

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