Does Prop 47 Relief Bar Commitment As an MDO?

Proposition 47 only applies to low-level drug and theft crimes. However, what if a conviction for felony grand theft is reduced to a misdemeanor under Prop 47? Does such a re-designation affect the fact that the grand theft may have been accomplished through violence and, consequently, the defendant (the offender) was found to be a mentally disordered offender (MDO)? Can one be committed as an MDO on a misdemeanor, in other words? To read how the First Appellate District in San Francisco ruled on this interesting issue, click on the following link.


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