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California Insanity! Now Car Theft is a Misdemeanor! Get in More Trouble by Speeding!

A California court has ruled that Proposition 47 makes stealing certain cars only a misdemeanor offense, making speeding tickets more costly than theft!

A person convicted of a felony for stealing a car may have that conviction reduced to a misdemeanor if the vehicle was worth no more than $950, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday.

The decision came as an interpretation of California’s voter-approved Proposition 47, which reduced any number of drug and theft related felonies to misdemeanors.

The decision overturned lower court rulings.

The LA Times explains:

Two years before the measure’s passage, Timothy Wayne Page was convicted of violating a law that makes taking or driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent a felony.

The state’s highest court, in a decision written by Justice Leondra R. Kruger, said Proposition 47 allows Page to have his felony vehicle conviction reduced to a misdemeanor if he


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