Three-Year Sentence Enhancement Vacated by New Law

For years, defense attorneys have criticized the effects of a three-year sentence enhancement that was applicable to someone suffering a second or further drug conviction. In fact, many prosecutors shared such criticism, agreeing that additional time in custody did not deter those with a chemical dependency and only institutionalized addicts even more, making them less and less capable of reintegrating into society when released. To read a summary of a recent case wherein this 2018 amendment to Health and Safety Code § 11370.2(c) was applied to vacate the three-year enhancement, click on the following link.

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