How Does the Forgery Exception to Prop 47 Apply?

A conviction for felony forgery not exceeding $950 (Penal Code § 473(b)) is not entitled to reduction to a misdemeanor under Proposition 47 if the person was also convicted of identify theft (Penal Code § 530.5). This exception does not apply unless there is a “meaningful connection” between the two convictions. To read more about how this exception to Prop 47 is applied through reading a case summary exemplifying facts where this was analyzed by an appellate court, please click on the following link –

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