AB 1793 - Cannabis Convictions Resentencing

By July 1, 2019, the Department of Justice will be providing prosecuting agencies with a list of cases where there is a conviction that is potentially eligible for recall or dismissal of sentence, dismissal and sealing, or redesignation pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 11361.8 based on the records in the state summary criminal history information database.

Prosecuting agencies will review the list of cases provided by the department, along with their own local records, to determine if they will challenge based on whether or not a conviction is eligible and if a person presents an unreasonable risk to public safety. On or before July 1, 2020, prosecuting agencies will notify the court and the public defender’s office if they intend to challenge.

The Department of Justice will update the state summary criminal history information database as information is submitted to the Department by the courts.

If you are a prosecuting agency and would like more information about this process, please contact the Criminal Record Update Program at (916) 210-4283.

If you are looking for information regarding a past conviction and want to know if the prosecuting agency is reviewing your case, please contact either the district attorney’s office or the public defender’s office in the county of conviction. Please do not contact the Department of Justice about your case. There is no information the Department can provide to you.

If you wish to review the accuracy and completeness of your criminal history record, please visit “Criminal Records - Request Your Own”. Please be aware that your criminal history record may not be updated if your case has not been reviewed, is still being reviewed, or if information has not been provided to the Department.