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Court can’t reclassify felony as misdemeanor (access required)

Where the defendant moved under the First Step Act to have his felony conviction reclassified as a misdemeanor so that he could escape the collateral consequences of the felony conviction, his motion was denied. The text of the First Step Act makes clear that it operates on extant sentences, not the classification of completed offenses ...