Jul. 14, 2022 – People v. Singh (3rd Dist., C093084)

The Court of Appeal reverses the denial of defendant’s motion to vacate his conviction pursuant to PC 1473.7 where the denial was based on the fact that defendant was convicted following a jury trial. However, while the appeal was pending, AB 1259 amended PC 1473.7 to clarify that the statute applies to convictions resulting from trials as well as guilty pleas. Because the trial court did not address the merits of defendant’s motion, remand for further proceedings is appropriate.