If my case is reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, will I be on probation or parole when I am released from jail or prison?
This will depend on the type of sentence you received before, and the decision will be made by the judge who resentences you. If you are resentenced, you should receive a Minute Order from the court before you are released. Please read it carefully to see if you have been ordered to report to probation or parole when you are released. Please comply with any terms and conditions ordered by the Court. If you think there has been a mistake or have any questions about any of the new terms and condition of your sentence after resentencing, please call the Office of the Public Defender at (925)335-8075 and ask to speak with Deputy Public Defender Ellen McDonnell or send an email to prop47@pd.cccounty.us.

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1. What is Proposition 47?
2. Can I get my felony reduced to a misdemeanor?
3. Who can’t have their cases reduced from felonies to misdemeanors?
4. Can I have my felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor even if it is not a recent felony conviction?
5. Will there be a court hearing?
6. If I’m in jail and my case is reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, will I get out of jail?
7. If I’m in prison and my case is reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, will I get out of prison?
8. If my case is reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, will I be on probation or parole when I am released from jail or prison?
9. If my case is reduced to a misdemeanor, will I still have to pay restitution?
10. If my felony is reduced to a misdemeanor, can I vote?
11. If my felony is reduced to a misdemeanor, what should I put on a job, school, licensing, or military application if there is a question about whether I have a felony conviction?
12. How does a reduction from a felony to a misdemeanor change benefits like student financial aid or HUD housing?
13. If I do not have any felonies on my record, can I serve on jury duty?
14. If I have my felony cases reduced to misdemeanors, can I have a gun?
15. I have questions about my cases and Proposition 47. Whom can I call for help?