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J. Richard Couzens, Judge of the Superior Court County of Placer (Ret.), has shared the following memoranda with CCAP to post on our website.

Accomplice Liability for Murder Penal Code §§ 188, 189, and 1172.6 (SB 1437 and SB 775) (April 2023)

AB 1950: Length of Felony and Misdemeanor Probation (April 2023)

Assembly Bill 2542: “California Racial Justice Act of 2020” (April 2023)

Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (Care) Act (May 2023)

Determining Custody Status Under In Re Humphrey and Penal Code, § 1203.25 (April 2023)

Felony Sentencing After Realignment (April 2023)
Authored with Tricia A. Bigelow, Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, Div. 8 (Ret.)

Mental Health Diversion Under Penal Code Sections 1001.35 and 1001.36 (April 2023)

Proposition 47: “The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” (April 2023)
Authored with Tricia A. Bigelow, Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, Div. 8 (Ret.)

Proposition 57: “The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016” (April 2023)
Authored with Tricia A. Bigelow, Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, Div. 8 (Ret.)

Proposition 64: “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” Resentencing Procedures and Other Selected Provisions (April 2023)
Authored with Tricia A. Bigelow, Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, Div. 8 (Ret.)

Recall of Sentence Penal Code, § 1172.1 (December 2023)

Selected Changes to California Sentencing Laws Effective 2022 (April 2023)

Striking Firearms Enhancements Under Penal Code Sections 12022.5 and 12022.53 (April 2023)
Authored with Tricia A. Bigelow, Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, Div. 8 (Ret.)

The Amendment of the Three Strikes Sentencing Law (April 2023)
Authored with Tricia A. Bigelow, Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, Div. 8 (Ret.)