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May 17, 2022


Panel Attorney: Heather Shallenberger

The Court of Appeal remanded for resentencing in light of two amendments (Senate Bill No. 567 (2021-2022 Reg. Sess.) and Assembly Bill No. 124 (2021-2022 Reg. Sess.)) to Penal Code section 1170, which limited the court’s ability to impose a sentence exceeding the middle term and created a presumption in favor of the low term under certain circumstances.


Recent Opinions & Review Grants

Short summaries of recent published opinions issued by the California Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and Appellate Divisions – and recent review grants issued by the California Supreme Court – in criminal, juvenile, and civil commitment cases.


Pending Issues & Legislation

Information on pending issues in the California and United States Supreme Courts and on new and pending legislation in the California Legislature.


Latest Panel Alerts

May 2, 2022

May 2022 Bulletin: FDAP’s Website

Here at FDAP, our goal is to make our website a go-to resource for everything related to First District appellate practice. We’d… more

April 8, 2022

Mat Zwerling – in memoriam

Matthew (Mat) Zwerling, co-founder of  the First District Appellate Project (FDAP) and Executive Director for many years, passed away on… more