Assembly Bill 1511 – Bringing Back Property Crime Enhancements

***As of September 29, 2018, Assembly Bill 1511 is awaiting decision by Governor Brown.*** Assembly Bill 1511 Assembly Bill 1511 would impose sentencing enhancements for property damage. It replaces former Penal Code Section 12022.6, which expired on January 1, 2018. Assembly Bill 1511 also allows the legislature to adjust for …

Senate Bill 620 Relaxes California’s Firearm Enhancements

Senate Bill 620 Signed into Law Senate Bill 620 was signed into law on October 11, 2017. The law gives judges the authority to strike or dismiss a firearm enhancement at sentencing. Judges may dismiss or strike enhancements if it is “in the interests of justice.” What is an Enhancement? …