Holy Cow! New Case Today: Stamps doesn’t apply to SB 136 !

Hot out of the First District today. Stamps does not apply to SB 136… meaning that if someone would otherwise be eligible to have his 667.5(b) priors stricken under SB 136, they must be stricken irrespective of if they were imposed as part of a plea bargain. I sort of assumed that because of StampsContinue reading “Holy Cow! New Case Today: Stamps doesn’t apply to SB 136 !”

new law capping misdo probation at 1 year applies retroactively to nonfinal cases!!

“We hold here that amendments to Penal Code section 1203a, which generally limit themaximum length of probationary terms for misdemeanor offenses to one year, applyretroactively, to a case which will not become final on appeal as of the January 1, 2021effective date of the statute.” People v. Burton (Dec. 12, 2020)