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Compendium Topic Code Index 

Extended commitments for Sexually Violent Predators
(Welfare & Institutions Code § 6600, et.seq.)


Appealability: Code of Civil Procedure section 904.1, subdivision (a)(1)

  1. Constitutional challenges
    1. due process (including confrontation/cross-examination)
    2. equal protection
    3. cruel and unusual punishment
    4. ex post facto
    5. self-incrimination
    6. double jeopardy
    7. right to privacy
    8. right to counsel
  2. Probable Cause Hearing
    1. jurisdiction
    2. timing/procedure
    3. standard of proof/sufficiency
  3. Commitment Proceeding
    1. jurisdiction
    2. timing/procedure/credits
    3. proof of elements/burden/sufficiency
      1. diagnosed mental disorder
      2. likelihood of reoffense
      3. predicate offenses
        1. determinate term
        2. force/substantial sexual contact
        3. foreign qualifying conviction
        4. predatory requirement
        5. standard of review on appeal/writ
    4. Conditional Release
  4. Recommitment/Extension Proceeding
    1. jurisdiction
    2. timing/procedure
    3. proof of elements/burden/sufficiency
  5. Evidentiary Issues
    1. authentication
    2. expert testimony; scientific/actuarial evidence
    3. hearsay
    4. privilege
  6. Instructional Error

  7. Statutory Interpretation

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