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Name: People v. Baranovych
Case #: C095064
Opinion Date: 01/25/2023
Attorney: Kevin Lindsley
Summary

The Court of Appeal held that under Penal Code section 654, appellant could only be punished once for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and the possession of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm. Similarly, he could only be punished once for possession of a controlled substance while armed and for possession of a controlled substance. The case was remanded for resentencing so the trial court could exercise its new sentencing discretion under Assembly Bill No. 518.