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Striking PC § 12022.53 Firearm Enhancement and Imposing Lesser Uncharged Enhancement Pursuant to a Different Statute (PC § 12022.5)

Case Name: People v. McDavid (Apr. 21, 2022) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/28/2022
Case #: S275940/D078919
Last Updated: February 28, 2024

Does the trial court have discretion to strike a firearm enhancement imposed pursuant to Penal Code section 12022.53 and instead impose a lesser uncharged firearm enhancement pursuant to a different statute (Pen. Code, § 12022.5)?

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

Third District

  • People v. Johnson (2022) 83 Cal.App.5th 1074, review granted 12/14/2022 (S277196/C094491)

Fourth District

  • People v. Fuller (2022) 83 Cal.App.5th 394, review granted 11/22/2022 (S276762/E071794)
  • People v. Eldridge (D079641) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/22/2023 (S278640)
  • People v. Samoata (D080333) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/28/2024 (S283319)


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