SB 136, Abolishing One-Year Prison Prior Enhancement?

Senate Bill 136 has made Penal Code § 667.5(b) history, retroactively reducing prison sentences by at least one year for anyone with one or more one-year enhancements for a prior prison term. The only person disqualified from the benefit of this new law is someone who has previously served a sentence for a sexually violent offense as defined under Welfare & Institutions Code § 6600(b). Otherwise, unlike other changes to the sentencing structure, this change is not contingent upon defendant showing he is somehow eligible, i.e. that removing the one-year enhancement will not impose a public safety risk, etc. The CDCR is supposed to adjust the sentences of those with this sentence enhancement. To read more about this new law, please click on the following link –

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