There is a widely held assumption by many that if a judge grants relief under Proposition 47 to resentence a person from a felony to a misdemeanor, that the total sentence must be lower. After all, a felony is more serious than a misdemeanor. Moreover, felony sentences are longer in general. But does relief under Prop 47 guarantee a lower sentence? The answer may surprise you. Click on the following link to read about why a longer sentence can be imposed.