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Governor hints misdemeanor diversion bill will be amended

(Subscription required) Gov. Gavin Newsom eased some concerns of prosecutors in signing a bill that will allow judges to grant diversion for almost all misdemeanors, hinting it will be amended next year to exclude driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.We’ve seen that with SB 10 and money bail, and we’ll likely see that here.”
Oct 2, 2020

(Subscription required) Gov. Gavin Newsom eased some concerns of prosecutors in signing a bill that will allow judges to grant diversion for almost all misdemeanors, hinting it will be amended next year to exclude driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.