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PEOPLE v. GUZMAN, H024003

Proposition 36, the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (the Act), does not apply to a defendant who commits nonviolent drug possession offenses (NVDPOs) while on probation for a nonviolent, nonserious felony offense and a misdemeanor offense. The exclusion of NVPOs violates equal protection because of the Act's applicability to similarly situated parolees.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/08/2003
  • Published 08/08/2003

Judges

  • RUSHING, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Jose R. Villarreal, Public Defender, Seth Flagsberg, Deputy Public Defender, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Ronald A. Bass, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Catherine A. Rivlin, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, William Kuimelis, Deputy Attorney General, for the Respondents.
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