Ensure More Equitable Sentences


Resolution number 10-07.02

WHEREAS, under the California Penal Code, felonies can be either straight felonies, meaning they cannot be charged as or reduced to misdemeanors, or the felonies are wobblers, which are crimes that can be charged either as a felony or a misdemeanor; and

WHEREAS, the criminal justice system should have proportionate sentences; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that public safety can be better served by increasing the punishment for crimes against victims and decreasing the punishment for non-violent offenders.

Author/Sponsor: Michael Breeden, AD 27; 
Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting\xe2\x80\xa8
Holiday Inn San Jose
July 18, 2010


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