Press launch from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office:
In maintaining with the letter and spirit of a 2018 California State Assembly Bill (AB 1793) which charged prosecutors with addressing previous cannabis-related convictions to align them with present legal guidelines, the Humboldt County District Attorney has recognized 801 convictions courting again to 1982 and agreed to their re-designation from felonies to misdemeanors.
AB 1793 addressed cannabis-related violations of the Health and Safety Code sections protecting possession (part 11357), cultivation (part 11358), possession on the market (part 11359) and transportation (part 11360). AB 1793 required that the California Department of Justice present prosecutors’ places of work all through the state with lists of their related circumstances. When the listing offered to Humboldt County included solely 35 circumstances, District Attorney Maggie Fleming directed her employees to conduct their very own search. Historically in Humboldt County, some individuals charged with Health and Safety Code sections 11357-11360 requested and have been granted the chance to plead responsible to Health and Safety Code 11366.5 (managing a location for illegal use or storage of a managed substance), as a result of that conviction might be lowered to a misdemeanor upon profitable completion of probation. Therefore, the District Attorney’s Office additionally included violations of that code part in its search.
Humboldt County’s search, which dated again so far as attainable given obtainable pc data, yielded about 3500 violations throughout greater than 800 separate circumstances. While some violations of Health and Safety Code 11366.5 weren’t eligible for re-designation as a result of they concerned methamphetamine or heroin, all violations of 11366.5 involving hashish and all convictions for violations listed in AB 1793 have been lowered from felonies to misdemeanors.
People searching for info on whether or not their legal data have been affected by Humboldt County’s response to AB 1793 ought to contact their authorized counsel or Humboldt County Public Defender’s Office at (707) 445-7634. Any remaining convictions eligible for discount underneath AB 1793 recognized will obtain immediate consideration from the District Attorney’s Office.