Can someone explain the difference between Prop 36 and PC1000 in CA?
I know that Prop 36 is part of the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 and lets people convicted of drug possession (non-violent) to get probation instead of jail time, but they have to finish a drug treatment program. And if they don’t finish the program of violate probation they can go to jail.
To me Penal Code 1000 PC seems the same in California. I heard it is for nonviolent drug offenders who want to get treatment instead of jail time and that it doesn’t go on your criminal record. With PC 1000 drug offenders can go into a drug rehabilitation program instead of jail.
If I am eligible for either Prop 36 or PC 1000 why is it better for me to take PC1000 over Prop 36 in California?
Is one better than the other?
Thanks in advance!Is one better than the other?