Does SB620 Have Retroactive Effect to Lower Prior Sentences?

The new law empowering judges with the ability to alter sentences involving crimes committed with the use of a firearm is not only controversial, but seen by many as long overdue.  Indeed, many other states have such measures, but California did not. The biggest question is whether such a law has retroactive effect to allow resentencing of certain felons and possibly allow their immediate release from prison, as Proposition 47 in fact allowed.  To read more about SB620, click on the following link.

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