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Lesser-known portion of Proposition 64 allows for marijuana-related felonies to be reduced

Posted at 6:44 PM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 21:44:09-05

A lesser-known portion of Proposition 64 allows for people with marijuana-related felony convictions to have their felonies reduced to misdemeanors or, in some cases, expunged completely.

"You're most likely eligible for some relief whether it's completely dismissed or it's down to a misdemeanor," said local attorney Mark Anthony Raimondo.

The portion of the law allows for people to petition the court to have their conviction reduced or expunged if eligible.

Raimondo said that if you were found guilty of possessing over an ounce of marijuana or were intending to sell without a license, you're eligible to have your felony reduced to a misdemeanor. If you possessed under an ounce, you're eligible for a complete dismissal.