Are you one of the over 350,000 Californians on some form of probation? Would you like to end your probation early or make changes to the conditions? Do you wonder if you can reduce your felony conviction to a misdemeanor? And how does Proposition 64 fit into this?

The Law Library has a new, FREE, guide on its website to help you. The Probation and Sentencing Motions Guide has procedural information and sample pleadings for four different situations:

  • Modifying probation
  • Terminating probation early
  • Reducing felonies to misdemeanors
  • Proposition 64 (marijuana) felonies

The guide starts by describing the basic parts of a motion to the courts: the notice; the declaration; points and authorities; and the order for the judge to sign. The second tab covers procedure for your motion. This includes how many copies to make, where to file, who to serve, and more.

The next four tabs have information and samples for the different motions. The samples are compatible with Microsoft Word so you fill them out using most computers.

Additionally, if you’re looking for help with cleaning your criminal record, there is a monthly Clean Slate Clinic to assist you. The clinic is free and you don’t have to register, but you should get there early because it is first come, first served.