May 10, 2022 – People v. Pineda (2nd Dist., Div. 5, B304140)

Effective January 1, 2022, AB 624 made an order transferring a minor from juvenile to adult criminal court an appealable order subject to immediate appellate review. The Court of Appeal holds that AB 624 does not apply retroactively under Estrada. The court explains that AB 624 is not “ameliorative,” in that an appeal “is no more favorable for defendant than the mechanism that was available before AB 624 that he did not pursue – review by writ petition.”