Jul. 14, 2022 – People v. Shelly (3rd Dist., C094048)

The Court of Appeal concludes AB 1950 applies retroactively and entitles appellant to have her probation reduced to 3 years, where appellant pled no contest to embezzlement and the property taken exceeded $25,000. The court also concludes the People are not entitled to withdraw from the plea agreement. The People were not deprived of the benefit of the bargain, and allowing withdrawal would undermine the Legislature’s intent in enacting AB 1950. Note: This issue is currently pending in the California Supreme Court in People v. Prudholme (S271057).