Re: Reducing a Sentence
Unless he entered a deferral program from the outset, this will NOT just arbitrarily be dropped to a misdemeanor just because he's a nice guy. If he was convicted of a felony, it stays a felony.
Once he has served his sentence (including completing probation and paying all his restitution) he will be able to petition for expungement which will drop it to a misdemeanor. Note that expungement is NOT automatic and generally requires that everyone agrees that this is a good idea. if the DA, Probation, or the cops oppose it it may not happen.
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