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June 28, 2021
Panel Attorney: Karriem Baker
The Court of Appeal reduced the term of appellant’s felony probation from three years to two years in compliance with Assembly Bill No. 1950 (2019-2020 Reg. Sess.), which amended Penal Code section 1203.1 and became effective January 1, 2021. In reaching this decision, the Court rejected the A.G.’s argument that the matter should be remanded so that the trial court may correct the probationary term after addressing appellant’s progress and compliance.