Proposition 47 (Prop 47) Now Applies to Juvenile Cases

When Proposition 47 was written, there was nothing in its text that suggested it would apply to juvenile matters.  Indeed, there is no such thing as a conviction in a juvenile court (it is an adjudication) or a “no contest” plea (it is an admission).  However, there also was nothing in Prop 47 that said juvenile matter were excluded from Prop 47’s benefits.  In the following case summary, we present a recent reported decision that clarified that Prop 47 does apply to juvenile cases.

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