Is Possession of Counterfeit Money Subject to Prop 47?

Heath Maynarich was caught while trying to buy something with three counterfeit $50 bills.  He was later convicted of forgery, Penal Code § 475, a felony.  After Proposition 47 passed, allowing certain felons convicted of specified felonies to seek resentencing of the convictions as misdemeanors, Maynarich sought resentencing, too.  However, § 475 is not one of the specified offenses.  Maynarich instead argued that his offense was really check forgery, which was eligible for resentencing.  How did the court rule on this?  Click on the following link to find out.

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