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File #: 15-385    Version: 1
Type: Form Proposal Status: Passed
File created: 9/24/2015 In control: Judicial Council
On agenda: 10/27/2015 Final action: 10/27/2015
Title: Criminal Procedure: Petition and Order for Dismissal--Human Trafficking Victims (Action Required)
Attachments: 1. 20151027itemA14
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Criminal Procedure: Petition and Order for Dismissal--Human Trafficking Victims (Action Required)

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Summary
Summary
In response to legislation that provides a new statutory basis for dismissals, the Criminal Law Advisory Committee recommends revising the Petition for Dismissal (form CR-180) and Order for Dismissal (form CR-181) to add data fields to facilitate dismissals under Penal Code section 1203.49 for victims of human trafficking. The committee also recommends revising both forms to incorporate reductions of misdemeanors to infractions under Penal Code section 17(d)(2) and to improve the format, advisements, and instructions on both forms.

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Recommendation
Recommendation
The Criminal Law Advisory Committee recommends that the Judicial Council, effective January 1, 2016, revise the Petition for Dismissal (form CR-180) and the Order for Dismissal (form CR- 181) to:
1. Add new item 4 to form CR-180, including a check box and related instructions, to facilitate requests for dismissal under Penal Code section 1203.49, and add a check box for Penal Code section 1203.49 to the request for relief.
2. Revise items 1 and 2 on form CR-181 to include reductions from a misdemeanor to an infraction under Penal Code section 17(d)(2) and to clarify whether the court's decision to grant or deny the requested relief is for all or only selected convictions in the case.
3. Add check boxes to items 3 and 4 on form CR-181 for courts to grant or deny dismissal relief under Penal Code section 1203.49 for all or some of the convictions.
4. Add new item 5 to form CR-181 to facilitate the ordering of relief when the court grants the petition under Penal Code section 1203.49 to indicate whether the court is ordering all or some of the relief described in Penal Code section 1203.4.
5. Delete the following phrase (former item 5(c) on form CR-181) to reduce confusion about alternative forms of relief: "The petitioner may also be eligible to ...

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