Sep. 13, 2023 – People v. Manzoor (1st Dist., Div. 1, A164379)

After the trial court granted defendant’s PC 17(b) petition to reduce his PC 288.2 conviction to a misdemeanor, defendant asked the court to relieve him of his duty to register under PC 290, and the court denied the request. The Court of Appeal affirms based on PC 17(e), which specifies that PC 17 “does not authorize a judge to relieve a defendant of the duty to register [under PC 290] if the defendant is charged with an offense for which registration … is required … and for which the trier of fact has found the defendant guilty.”