People v. Basham CA3

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Filed 5/18/21 P. v. Basham CA3
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                IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
                                      THIRD APPELLATE DISTRICT
                                                        (Placer)
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 THE PEOPLE,

                    Plaintiff and Respondent,                                                  C087840

           v.                                                                      (Super. Ct. No. 62157014)

 JEREMY LEE BASHAM,

                    Defendant and Appellant.




         A jury found defendant Jeremy Lee Basham guilty of reckless evasion (Veh. Code
§ 2800.2, subd. (a)) and resisting a peace officer (Pen. Code § 148, subd. (a)(1)).
Defendant admitted a prior strike conviction and eight prior prison terms. The trial court
sentenced him to the upper term of three years on reckless evasion, doubled to six years
pursuant to the prior strike conviction, plus five one-year prior prison term enhancements,
and a concurrent 180-day sentence on the misdemeanor resisting a peace officer. The
trial court stayed sentence on three of the prior prison term enhancements.


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       Appointed counsel for defendant initially asked this court to review the record
and determine whether there are any arguable issues on appeal. (People v. Wende (1979)

25 Cal. 3d 436

.) But we subsequently granted his request to file a supplemental brief.
On the court’s own motion, we strike the Wende brief and treat defendant’s supplemental
brief as Appellant’s Opening Brief. We treat the People’s supplemental brief as the
Respondent’s Brief.
       In the Appellant’s Opening Brief, defendant contends the one-year prior prison
term enhancements must be stricken in light of newly enacted Senate Bill No. 136 (2019-
2020 Reg. Sess.) (Senate Bill 136), which was effective January 1, 2020, and which
limits the offenses that qualify for the enhancement. The People agree, and we do too.
       Senate Bill 136 amended Penal Code section 667.5, subdivision (b) to eliminate
the one-year prior prison term enhancement for most prior convictions. (Sen. Bill 136,
Stats. 2019, ch. 590, § 1.) Because defendant’s judgment is not yet final, we agree with
the parties that the amended law applies to him retroactively. (See In re Estrada (1965)

63 Cal. 2d 740

, 744-745 [absent evidence of contrary legislative intent, ameliorative
criminal statutes apply to all cases not final when the statute takes effect].) Accordingly,
defendant is entitled to have his one-year prison prior enhancements stricken under
Senate Bill 136. (See People v. Jennings (2019) 

42 Cal. App. 5th 664

, 682.)
       Because there remain discretionary sentencing choices the trial court may make,
we will remand for resentencing, noting that the trial court may not increase defendant's
aggregate prison term from that originally imposed. (People v. Burbine (2003)

106 Cal. App. 4th 1250

, 1258-1259.)
                                      DISPOSITION
       The matter is remanded with directions for the trial court to resentence defendant
in light of the changes made by Senate Bill 136, including striking all of defendant’s prior
prison term enhancements. The judgment is otherwise affirmed. After resentencing
defendant, the trial court is directed to issue an amended abstract of judgment and to

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forward a certified copy of the amended abstract to the Department of Corrections and
Rehabilitation.



                                                  /S/
                                               MAURO, J.



We concur:



    /S/
RAYE, P. J.



    /S/
DUARTE, J.




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