(California Court of Appeal) – Conditionally reversed a defendant’s convictions for multiple violent sex offenses he committed at age 17. Applying Proposition 57, remanded to the trial court with directions to refer the case to the juvenile court for a transfer hearing.
(California Court of Appeal) – Held that the juvenile court must articulate more clearly and explicitly its reasons for transferring a gang-related murder case involving a 15-year-old defendant to adult criminal court. Issued a writ of mandate commanding the juvenile court to vacate the challenged transfer order and make further findings.
(California Court of Appeal) – Held that a defendant who pleaded no contest to committing armed robberies when he was 17 years old was entitled to a remand for a juvenile fitness hearing, pursuant to subsequently adopted Proposition 57. Conditionally reversed his conviction and prison sentence.
(California Court of Appeal) – Held that the trial court erred in admitting some of the defendant’s inculpatory admissions, but found the error harmless beyond a reasonable doubt, in this case involving a double homicide committed by a 16-year-old. Also held, as agreed by the parties, that it was necessary to remand the case for …