No. G056042.

36 Cal.App.5th 859 (2019)

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. FERNANDO VARGAS MEJIA, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division Three.

June 26, 2019.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Martin Lijtmaer for Defendant and Appellant.

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Julie L. Garland , Assistant Attorney General, Natasha Cortina and Adrian R. Contreras , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


In 2016, the Legislature created a new law, which became effective in January 2017, allowing a person who is no longer in custody to file a motion to vacate a conviction because: "The conviction or sentence is legally invalid due to a prejudicial error damaging the moving party's ability to meaningfully...

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