San Mateo County
Attorney Clint C. Christofferson was able to get a client’s felony reduced to a misdemeanor in San Mateo County by way of California Penal Code Section 17(b) for a client who had a history of probation violations including a charge for unlawful possession of ammunition while on probation.
California P.C. §17(b) provides that a motion can be filed requesting a felony conviction be reduced to a misdemeanor depending on certain factors. Determining whether a Penal Code 17(b) motion should be granted or not is based on the discretion of the judge. In addition, the originating charge must be a “wobbler”, or an offense that can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor.
If granted, having a felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor can make a huge impact on those who seek employment opportunities or are applying for certain licenses as they will be able to have a record reflecting the misdemeanor charge and not a felony conviction. Eligibility to file a Penal Code 17(b) motion is dependent on various factors that an experienced attorney like Clint C. Christoffersen and the team here at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC can advise you on.
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