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Getting Criminal Cases Dismissed in San Diego County After Proposition 47
With Proposition 47 reducing certain crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, it is anticipated the City Attorney’s Office will absorb 3,000 more cases per year, including a significant increase in misdemeanor drug cases.
This week the City Attorney’s Office launched the Community Court Plan. This program will allow low-level offenders to have their case dismissed within 90 days from their first court appearance. It is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to secure an offer for you in Community Court.
Community Court will allow misdemeanor criminal defendants in San Diego to complete a 16-hour public work service project either through Urban Corps San Diego or Alpha Project San Diego. There is a $120 administrative fee that must be paid to one of these two providers. However, once you complete the 16 hours of community service and pay the $120 administrative fee, then your case will be dismissed!
There are certain misdemeanor cases that are not eligible for Community Court. These charges include:
- Driving Under the Influence
- Domestic Violence
- Sex Offenses
- Child Abuse
- Elder Abuse
- Hate Crimes
- Cases involving restitution
- Cases eligible for other statutory diversion programs (i.e. H&S 11550, H&S 11377)
If you want to know more information about getting your misdemeanor case dismissed in San Diego County, Contact San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Vik Monder at 619.405.0063.