May 19, 2021 By Paul Wallin



A new law went into effect on September 30th, 2020.  Assembly Bill 1950 which amended Penal Code section 1203.1(a) which now states the maximum amount of time a person convicted of a felony can be placed on probation is 2 years (absent specific exceptions). Prior to this new law, a person convicted of a felony could have been placed on probation for as long as five years.


A question has arisen as to what happens to the thousands of people who are currently on probation and were placed on probation prior to the new law going into effect. Some experts said those people could not benefit from the new law. Other lawyers argued that it should apply to those currently on probation. Well, the good news is that in People vs. Stewart, DAR page 338, the First District Court of Appeals in California has held that the new law DOES APPLY to those persons that are currently on probation.

How Assembly Bill 1950 Can Help You or A Loved One

What this means is that if you were placed on probation for a felony you can now retain our law office to file a motion with the court asking that your probation be shortened from your current period of time down to two years. If in fact, you have already done two years on probation this may mean you can be relieved of your obligation to remain on probation completely at this time. Nobody wants to be on probation. You have to report to a probation officer. You may have given up your rights to be free from unlawful searches and seizures. You likely must comply with many other terms of your probation you would love to avoid having to comply with.Wallin & Klarich Orange County Attorney Probation


However, you need to understand that this new law does not apply to all felony convictions. You should call our office to discuss your case for free so we can tell you if you can benefit from this new law. This law also applies to most misdemeanors. The new law has shortened probationary periods for most misdemeanors to one year. This could be great news for you if the crime for which you were convicted is one of those crimes that will help you get off probation now or in the near future. 

Contact Wallin & Klarich Today

If you or a loved one have been on probation due to the result of a felony or misdemeanor conviction, a simple phone call to Wallin and Klarich could help you no longer have to be on probation. Our attorneys have over 40 years of experience dealing with probation sentences and are very familiar with Assembly Bill 1950. Probation can be a major hassle and in some cases can lead to probation violations and jail time. 

Contact our law firm today to see if we can help improve your quality of life by reducing your probation sentence or releasing you from probation completely. We’ve helped thousands of clients in their time of legal need, and we can help you now.

With offices in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance, Los Angeles, and San Diego, you can find an experienced Wallin & Klarich attorney to help you no matter where you are located.

Call our law firm at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (714) 587-5954 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.

AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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