I have questions about my cases and Proposition 47. Whom can I call for help?
Please call the Office of the Public Defender at (925) 335-8075 and ask to speak to 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?