Aug. 4, 2023 – People v. Wheeler (Los Angeles County App. Div., 9CJ0031503)

The appellate division reverses the trial court’s order dismissing the misdemeanor charges related to defendant’s rental of property to an unlicensed cannabis business. The court reasons that because the municipal code sections in question are strict liability offenses, defendant’s belief that the business was licensed was not a defense.

Note: This case is related to Wheeler v. Appellate Division, S272850.