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Find Out What Your Options Are by Working with an SB 1437 Attorney in San Marcos CA

Many people who were unfairly sentenced via the felony murder rule in California potentially have good news. Thanks to recent changes to the law, resentencing could reduce sentences by decades. If you or a loved one was sentenced with the felony murder rule then it is time to contact an SB 1437 attorney in San Marcos CA. At Chambers Law Firm we have the necessary experience to help you through this process. Call us now at 714-760-4088 to get started.

Any of These Three Criteria Can Make a Person Eligible for Resentencing

Not everyone is eligible to be resentenced but for those who can say that one of the following is true, it may be possible to have their sentence reduced:

  1. They were convicted under the first-degree felony murder rule and did not have kill, intend to kill, or act as a major participant in the felony with reckless indifference to human life.
  2. They were convicted as an accomplish to a “target” crime under the second-degree felony murder and did not kill or act with malice in the killing.
  3. They were convicted of second-degree murder.

Are you or your loved one covered by one of the above three criteria? If so, it is time to call Chambers Law Firm at 714-760-4088 to request a free initial consultation from an SB 1437 attorney in San Marcos CA.

The Steps Involved in Applying for Resentencing

For a person who is currently serving time via the felony murder rule, the first step is to file a petition for resentencing by submitting declarations re: their conviction. A copy of this must be mailed to the D.A. or the Attorney General, whichever one prosecuted the case, and to either a private SB 1437 attorney in San Marcos CA or the Office of the Public Defender.

Note that even a person who was convicted of felony murder with “special circumstances” and is now facing life in prison without the possibility of parole may still qualify for resentencing. The best way to find out about an individual case and whether or not it qualifies is to contact Chambers Law Firm at 714-760-4088 for a free initial consultation.

Not Sure How to Proceed? Contact an SB 1437 Attorney in San Marcos CA

Though the passage of SB 1437 is good news for many people, it is complex legislation, made more complicated by the fact that it is not entirely clear how the courts will interpret portions of the law. For this and other reasons, it is essential to work with an SB 1437 attorney in San Marcos CA. Reach out to Chambers Law Firm at 714-760-4088 now for your free initial consultation.

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