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Name: People v. Lopez
Case #: F086154
Opinion Date: 02/07/2024
Attorney: Marcia R. Clark

Appellant filed several procedurally defective Senate Bill No. 1437 petitions for resentencing. The trial court provided appellant with information on how to cure these deficiencies but, when appellant complied with the court’s instructions and submitted a facially sufficient petition, the court determined the petition was not meaningfully changed from the prior petitions and denied it with prejudice. The Court of Appeal agreed with the parties that this was error, and remanded the matter with directions for the trial court to issue an order to show cause.