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In November of 2016, Californians voted to approve Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, marking the beginning of a new legal era for state marijuana laws. Not only does prop 64 legalize the drug in many regards, it may also allow for the resentencing of individuals previously convicted of marijuana-related crimes. If you are currently serving a sentence handed down before the changes in California law went through, you may be able to receive a reduced sentence. Depending on time served, this may lead to your immediate release from jail.

Find out if you qualify for resentencing under prop 64. Schedule your consultation today.

Relief for Prior Convictions: Who Is Eligible?

With the passing of Prop 64, the penalties for many marijuana-related crimes were reduced or eliminated completely. These include offenses related to the possession, cultivation, sale and transportation of marijuana. The changes went into effect immediately after the November 7th election and individuals whose previous convictions relate to the changed laws may be eligible for resentencing under the new guidelines. If you have any questions about your eligibility or how these new laws may affect your case, do not hesitate to get in touch with our firm.

Statutes affected by changes to California law include:

  • HS § 11357: possession of marijuana
  • HS § 11358: cultivation of marijuana
  • HS § 11359: possession of marijuana for sale
  • HS § 11360: transportation of marijuana

Just as you can apply for a reduction in your sentence, you may also be able to have charges reclassified from a felony to a misdemeanor or from a misdemeanor to an infraction. A reduction from a felony charge can have additional benefits. It may be easier to find employment and can restore many of your rights, such as the ability to own a firearm as well as your right to vote.

There Is no Time to Waste – Contact Us Today

Whether you have completed your sentence, are currently serving out a sentence, or are yet to be formally charged, you may be able to find relief through resentencing. Our attorneys can help you to understand your legal options through every step of the process. When you need to see that your case is presented with maximum effect and that no deadlines are overlooked, the Law Office of Che L. Hashim is here to help.

Are you ready to get started on your case? Call (415) 689-6624 and speak with a resentencing attorney.