Prop 47 – Must One Ask for Relief or Is It Automatic?

If one has a felony conviction for certain specified theft or possession of drug offenses, that person may eligible for reduction of the conviction to a misdemeanor.  However, is this an automatic process?  Is there someone at the courthouse who uses computer search capabilities to identify those that are eligible and then reduces the convictions?  Or must one affirmatively file a petition for such relief or appear in person in court?  To read answers to these questions, click on the following link.

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