Resentencing

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The District Attorney’s new Resentencing Unit, which was established on April 26, 2021, is now reviewing, evaluating and processing the following two categories of cases for possible resentencing pursuant to Penal Code section 1170(d):

Adults

a)     Age 50 and older; AND

b)     Sentenced to 20 years or more; AND

c)     Served a minimum of 10 years in custody; AND

d)     Serving a sentence for a non-serious or nonviolent felony [Serious and violent felonies are defined in Penal Code section 1192.7(c) and Penal Code section 667.5(c) – Note: ROBBERIES and RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES are serious felonies and therefore do not qualify for this first tier]; AND

e)     Has not suffered a prior conviction for a “super strike,” as defined in Penal Code section 667(e)(2)(C)(IV); AND

f)       Is not a sex offender registrant.

AND

Minors Tried as Adults

a)     Sentenced for a crime that was committed at age 14 or 15; AND

b)     Not serving time for murder; AND

c)     Has served a minimum of 10 years in custody; AND

d)     Is not a sex offender registrant.

Once the review of the above listed cases has been completed, the website will be updated to identify new categories of cases that will be reviewed for possible resentencing under Penal Code section 1170(d). Please note that the categories of cases to be reviewed in the future have not yet been determined.

Due to the high volume of cases we are reviewing, we are not able to respond to your resentencing inquiries. Rest assured, the incarcerated individual will be contacted should we decide to move forward with resentencing.

Please keep in mind that contacting our office to provide unsolicited information regarding a particular individual or to ask for an update is not helpful and, in fact, severely detracts from our ability to review these cases in a fair, orderly and expeditious manner.

For Resentencing Policy FAQs, click here.