Current through the 2023 Legislative Session.
Section 1016.7 - Considerations during plea negotiations(a)In the interest of justice, and in order to reach a just resolution during plea negotiations, the prosecutor shall consider during plea negotiations, among other factors, the following circumstances as factors in support of a mitigated sentence if any of the following were a contributing factor in the commission of the alleged offense:(1)The person has experienced psychological, physical, or childhood trauma, including, but not limited to, abuse, neglect, exploitation, or sexual violence.(2)The person is a youth, or was a youth at the time of the commission of the offense.(3)Prior to the instant offense, or during the commission of the offense, the person is or was a victim of intimate partner violence or human trafficking.(b)A "youth" for purposes of this section includes any person under 26 years of age on the date the offense was committed.Added by Stats 2021 ch 695 (AB 124),s 4, eff. 1/1/2022.