SB 620 Applies Retroactively to Only Nonfinal Sentences

Senate Bill 620 (“SB 620”) is seen by many in prison and the families of those in custody as a gift from heaven because it gives a judge discretion to strike a gun enhancement when such enhancements used to be strictly mandatory. Lost in the euphoria of learning about this new law is the fact that SB 620 does not apply to sentences that are final, i.e., a sentence that was not appealed and has been entered more than sixty days ago. It does not apply, for example to someone who has been in prison for ten years already. To read more about this law, please click on the following link –

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