How Does Prop 47 Affect PC 667.5(b) Sentence Enhancements?

There is no shortage of reported decisions addressing the collateral effects of a Prop 47 reduction of a felony conviction to a misdemeanor. In the following summary of a recent reported decision, the First Appellate District decided that a felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor does remove the one-year sentence enhancement otherwise applicable for a prior prison sentence due to a felony conviction. The opinion, however, is valuable for understanding how a prison sentence can be reduced, even resulting in one being released from prison, if one understands how Prop 47 applies. To read a short summary of this case, please click on the following link.

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