People v. MorrisAnnotate this Case
Morris entered a Costco store, concealed a laptop computer under his shirt, and left the store without paying for it. The theft was discovered when a store employee found an empty laptop box. The store manager reviewed video surveillance and distributed a photograph of Morris to store personnel. When Morris returned to the store days later, he was recognized and arrested. Morris pleaded no contest to the felony charge of petty theft with three or more prior theft convictions (Pen. Code, 666(a)) and admitted that he had one prior violent or serious felony conviction that also qualified as a strike within the meaning of the Three Strikes law and had served two prior prison terms. The trial court imposed a term of four years in the state prison. Morris later filed a petition for resentencing pursuant to section 1170.18(a), which was enacted by Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act. The trial court granted the petition and resentenced Morris as a misdemeanant. The court of appeal modified the judgment to reflect that the restitution fine ($200) imposed under section 1202.4 has been satisfied in full by Morris’s excess days spent in custody.