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Filing a petition for dismissal is relatively easy, but it can be daunting. This manual trains you (1) how to obtain the necessary information; (2) how to fill out necessary forms; and (3) how to properly file them in court.

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Misdemeanor for reduction to misdemeanor under Penal Code, § 17(b)

On the new form for dismissal cr-180(updated jan 2017), It ask the type of offense, felony, misdemeanor, infraction . In my case it is a misdemeanor (dui) but then it ask to answer yes or no on the following questions.Eligible for reduction to misdemeanor under Penal Code, § 17(b) (yes or no)

Eligible for reduction to infraction under Penal Code, § 17(d)(2) (yes or no). Do I answer yes or no on the reduction to misdemeanor? Are misdemeanors eligible to be reduce to an infraction?

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In theory, some misdemeanors are eligible for reduction to infraction, but I've never seen it in my decade of practice. FYI, DUI isn't eligible for reduction to infraction.

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