December 28, 2023 In Post Conviction

Understanding Proposition 57: A Shift in California’s Sentencing Laws

Proposition 57, passed by California voters, represents a significant change in the state’s approach to sentencing, particularly for those with prior convictions. Often referred to as the Anti-“Strike” Law, it aims to provide fairer sentencing options and reduce the prison population.

 

Key Features of Proposition 57

  1. Parole Consideration for Non-Violent Offenders: Prop 57 allows inmates convicted of non-violent offenses to be considered for parole after completing the full term for their primary offense, excluding the additional time added for past convictions, enhancements, or alternative charges.
  2. Increased Good Behavior and Rehabilitation Opportunities: The law provides more opportunities for inmates to earn credits for good behavior and participation in rehabilitation programs.
  3. Juvenile Court Discretion: Proposition 57 also gives judges, not prosecutors, the authority to decide whether juveniles should be tried as adults.

 

Eligibility for Relief Under Proposition 57

  • Non-Violent Offenders: Inmates serving time for non-violent offenses who have completed the full term for their primary offense.
  • Inmates Engaging in Rehabilitation: Those actively participating in rehabilitation programs and demonstrating good behavior may be eligible for increased credit earnings.

 

The Role of The Mines Law Firm in Proposition 57 Cases

  • Assessment and Eligibility: Our team can help determine your eligibility under Prop 57 and advise on the best course of action.
  • Representation for Parole Hearings: We provide representation and advocacy during parole hearings, highlighting the positive changes and rehabilitation efforts made by the inmate.
  • Guidance and Support: Our attorneys guide clients through the complexities of the legal process under Proposition 57, ensuring that they understand their rights and the opportunities available to them.

 

Seeking Legal Assistance with Proposition 57

If you or a loved one is potentially impacted by Proposition 57 and seeking legal assistance, The Mines Law Firm is here to help. Contact us at 888-700-0093 to discuss how we can support your case.

 

 

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Disclaimer: This content is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. For representation or legal inquiries, please contact The Mines Law Firm.