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Name: People v. Maya
Case #: S255371
Court: CA Supreme Court
District CalSup
Opinion Date: 04/09/2020

Opinion By: Justice Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye (unanimous decision)
A person may live "an honest and upright life" for purposes of Penal Code section 1203.4a, subdivision (a) (expungement of a misdemeanor conviction) even if that person has been in custody since completing the sentence imposed for the misdemeanor. After pleading guilty to felony drunk driving and felony possession of a controlled substance, Maya was sentenced to prison. He completed his term of imprisonment in 2012 and has been in federal immigration custody ever since. While in immigration custody, Maya's Proposition 47 petition to reduce the felony drug possession offense to…

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Name: People v. Ricci
Case #: A151291
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 1 DCA
Division: 5
Opinion Date: 12/14/2017

A defendant who has suffered both felony and misdemeanor convictions in the same case may seek the dismissal of the misdemeanor convictions under Penal Code section 1203.4a. Ricci was convicted in 1996 of one felony count and three misdemeanors and sentenced to prison. In 2016, he petitioned for dismissal of the misdemeanor convictions pursuant to section 1203.4a, which permits convicted misdemeanants who were not granted probation to petition for release from the penalties and disabilities resulting from the conviction when specified conditions are met. The trial court denied the petition on the basis that Ricci was convicted of…

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