(a) Except in unusual cases where the interest of justice would best be served if the person is granted probation, probation shall not be granted to any person who violates subdivision (f) or (g) of Section 10980 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, when the violation has been committed by means of the electronic transfer of CalFresh benefits, and the amount of the electronically transferred CalFresh benefits exceeds one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).
(b) The fact that the violation was committed by means of an electronic transfer of CalFresh benefits and the amount of the electronically transferred CalFresh benefits exceeds one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) shall be alleged in the accusatory pleading, and either admitted by the defendant in open court, or found to be true by the jury trying the issue of guilt or by the court where guilt is established by a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or by trial by the court sitting without a jury.
(c) If probation is granted, the court shall specify on the record and shall enter on the minutes the circumstances indicating that the interests of justice would best be served by that disposition of the case.
(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 227, Sec. 16. (AB 1400) Effective January 1, 2012.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018