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Whether PC 1385(c) Creates a Rebuttable Presumption in Favor of Dismissing an Enhancement

Case Name: People v. Walker (2022) 86 Cal.App.5th 386, review granted 3/22/2023
Case #: S278309/B319961
Last Updated: February 14, 2024

Does the amendment to Penal Code section 1385, subdivision (c) that requires trial courts to “afford great weight” to enumerated mitigating circumstances (Stats. 2021, ch. 721) create a rebuttable presumption in favor of dismissing an enhancement unless the trial court finds dismissal would endanger public safety?

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

First District

  • People v. Graham (A165018) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/25/2023 (S281862)
  • People v. Ponder (2023) 96 Cal.App.5th 1042, review granted 1/10/2024 (S282925/A166053)
  • People v. Jimenez (A165743) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/14/2024 (S283310)

Second District

  • People v. Anderson (2023) 88 Cal.App.5th 233, review granted 4/19/2023 (S278786/B320627)

Third District

  • People v. Deaton (C095776) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/26/2023 (S278914)

Fourth District

  • People v. Reynolds (G062226) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/14/2024 (S283254)
  • People v. Mazur (2023) 97 Cal.App.5th 438, review granted 2/14/2024 (S283229/D081331)

Fifth District

  • People v. Billings (F084844) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/12/2023 (S280300)
  • People v. Ramirez Perez (F084242) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/15/2023 (S282016)
  • People v. Ramirez (F084555) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/10/2024 (S282985)

Sixth District

  • People v. Ortiz (2023) 87 Cal.App.5th 1087, review granted 4/12/2023 (S278894/H049698)
  • People v. Villegas (H050260) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/11/2023 (S281661)
  • People v. Ordonez (H050253) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/17/2024 (S283045)
  • People v. Anderson (H050145) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/14/2024 (S283330)
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