Apr. 12, 2022 – People v. Flores (5th Dist., F081903)

Where defendant entered a plea bargain that provided for a longer term of probation than currently allowed (due to AB 1950’s amendments to PC 1203a and 1203.1), the Court of Appeal rejects the People’s position that the prosecutor and trial court should have the option of withdrawing from the plea bargain. The appellate court finds People v. Stamps (2020) 9 Cal.5th 685 inapplicable and modifies the probation term without remanding to the trial court. Note: This issue is currently pending in the California Supreme Court in People v. Prudholme (S271057).