Michele Hanisee on KABC 790 Peter Tilden July 11, 2018
Michele Hanisee was interviewed on KABC Radio by Peter Tilden regarding the scandalous abuse of the legislative process. A budget clean-up bill was used to sneak in radical and never-debated changes in the criminal justice system. It allows a defendant suffering from a mental disorder to be granted pre-trial diversion and the charges later dismissed for any crime if a judge finds the disorder played a significant role in the crime and if a defendant has “substantially complied” with mental health treatment during the diversion period. In short, this new law allows diversion and the dismissal of charges for any crime, including those where a victim was killed or seriously injured. This massive change in law was slipped into AB 1810, the “Omnibus Health Trailer Budget Bill” for 2018.