Does Prop 47 Apply to Joyriding (VC 10851(a))?

In interpreting Proposition 47, courts have differed in whether felony joyriding falls under Penal Code § 490.2 as petty theft.  Some courts believe it does, while others distinguish joyriding as more than just theft because it involves a vehicle and takes away the transportation of someone.  For a sampling of a recent appellate court ruling that tackled this dividing issue, click on the following link.

http://www.greghillassociates.com/does-prop-47-apply-to-joyriding-vehicle-code-10851-a.html.

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