Senate Bill 180 Is Not Retroactive to Lower Prior Sentences

Not all new laws are retroactive to benefit or correct prior rulings or sentences that the new law addresses. Senate Bill 180, which was recently passed to narrow the scope of the three-year sentence enhancement for someone convicted of certain drug offenses for a second or greater time, states in its text that it is not retroactive to final judgments already final. To read a case with this issue being challenged in a court of appeal, click on the following link.

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