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Appeals
Updated: 5/26/2021 Procedures When Appointed Counsel Determines that an Appeal from an Order Denying Postconviction Relief Lacks Arguable Merit

(1) What procedures must appointed counsel and the Courts of Appeal follow when counsel determines that an appeal from an order denying postconviction relief lacks arguable merit? (2) Are defendants entitled to notice of these procedures? (People v. Delgadillo (Nov. 18, 2020, B304441) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266305).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Humphrey (Dec. 10, 2020, C091069) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266647)
  • People v. Scott (2020) 58 Cal.App.5th 1127, review granted 3/17/2021 (S266853/E074939)
  • People v. Seaholm (Dec. 16, 2020, E074875) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S266706)
  • People v. Singletary (Dec. 29, 2020, B301566) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S266892)
  • People v. Ramirez (2021) 60 Cal.App.5th 163, review granted 3/30/2021 (S267182/C091845)
  • People v. Rodriguez (Jan. 29, 2021, B305739) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267436)
  • People v. Walker (Feb. 10, 2021, B306625) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267722)
  • People v. Martin (Feb. 10, 2021, B306008) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/28/2021 (S267770)
  • People v. Brownlee (Feb. 26, 2021, C091028) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267865)
  • People v. Chavez (Feb. 26, 2021, C091683) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267909)
  • People v. Clark (Feb. 26, 2021, C091345) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267403)
  • People v. Contreras (Mar. 5, 2021, E074711) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S268035)
  • People v. Eaddy (Feb. 26, 2021, C092275) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S268036)
  • People v. Figueras (2021) 61 Cal.App.5th 108, review granted 5/12/2021 (S267870/C089228)
  • People v. Goethe (Feb. 26, 2021, C092417) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267867)
  • People v. Johnson (Feb. 26, 2021, C091979) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267934)
  • People v. Leyba (Feb. 26, 2021, C092129) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267900)
  • People v. Mason (Feb. 26, 2021, C091626) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267438)
  • People v. Ortega (Feb. 26, 2021, C092671) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267370)
  • People v. Sims (Feb. 22, 2021, C089527) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267874)
  • People v. Smith (Feb. 26, 2021, C091746) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267904)
  • People v. Tarasuk (Feb. 26, 2021, C090332) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267379)
  • People v. Vue (Feb. 26, 2021, C092122) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267376)
  • People v. Vue (Feb. 26, 2021, C091988) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267738)
  • People v. Carter (Mar. 4, 2021, E075387) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268174)
  • People v. Imarogbe (Mar. 18, 2021, C093037) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268259)
  • People v. Mendoza (Mar. 16, 2021, C090449) [dismissal ord.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268368)
  • People v. Sanders (Feb. 24, 2021, B307031) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S267735)

Appeals
Updated: 2/24/2021 Mistake of Fact Instructional Error and Prejudice Standard

Did the Court of Appeal err in holding an instructional error on the defense of mistake of fact harmless? In the circumstances of this case, which standard of prejudice applies to an error in instructing on the defense of mistake of fact: that of People v. Watson (1956) 46 Cal.2d 818 or that of Chapman v. California (1967) 386 U.S. 18? (People v. Hendrix (2020) 55 Cal.App.5th 1092, review granted 1/20/2021 (S265668/B298952) [issues limited to those stated in an order issued 1/27/2021].)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Franco (Nov. 20, 2020, E069494) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/24/2021 (S266338)

Appeals
Updated: 1/15/2020 True Finding on Gang-Killing Special Circumstance and Chiu Error / Harmless Error Review

(1) Does a true finding on a gang-killing special circumstance (Pen. Code, 190.2, subd. (a)(22)) render Chiu error (People v. Chiu (2014) 59 Cal.4th 155) harmless? (2) To what extent or in what manner, if any, may a reviewing court consider the evidence in favor of a legally valid theory in assessing whether it is clear beyond a reasonable doubt that the jury based its verdict on the valid theory, when the record contains indications that the jury considered the invalid theory? (See People v. Aledamat (2019) 8 Cal.5th 1.) (In re Lopez (Sept. 25, 2019, A152748) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/15/2020 (S258912).)

Areas of Constitutional Law
Updated: 9/30/2020 Bail and the Ability to Pay

(1) Did the Court of Appeal err in holding that principles of constitutional due process and equal protection require consideration of a criminal defendant's ability to pay in setting or reviewing the amount of monetary bail? (2) In setting the amount of monetary bail, may a trial court consider public and victim safety? Must it do so? (3) Under what circumstances does the California Constitution permit bail to be denied in noncapital cases? Included is the question of what constitutional provision governs the denial of bail in noncapital cases--article I, section 12, subdivisions (b) and (c), or article I, section 28, subdivision (f)(3), of the California Constitution--or, in the alternative, whether these provisions may be reconciled. (In re Humphrey (2018) 19 Cal.App.5th 1006, review granted 5/23/2018 (S247278/A152056).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • In re Ung (Aug. 10, 2020, H048152) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S263946)

Areas of Constitutional Law
Updated: 8/22/2018 IAC for Failure to Investigate and Appellate Review of IAC Claim

(1) Did defense counsel render ineffective assistance by failing to consult a qualified expert on determining time of death and failing to present evidence regarding defendant's clothing around the time of the crime? (2) Did the decision of the Court of Appeal adhere to the controlling standards of appellate review? (People v. Long (May 3, 2018, E066388) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/22/2018 (S249274).) [Editor's Note: In 2015, the Supreme Court issued an order to show cause, before the trial court, as to why Long's trial counsel was not ineffective and why defendant is not actually innocent of second degree murder. The trial court granted the writ of habeas corpus on the ground of ineffective assistance of trial counsel (the court found she failed to meet her burden of proving actual innocence). The People appealed and the Court of Appeal reversed the order granting habeas relief.]

Areas of Constitutional Law
Updated: 5/23/2018 Denial of Bail

(1) Under what circumstances does the California Constitution permit bail to be denied in noncapital cases? Included is the question of what constitutional provision governs the denial of bail in noncapital cases--article I, section 12, subdivisions (b) and (c), or article I, section 28, subdivision (f)(3), of the California Constitution--or, in the alternative, whether these provisions may be reconciled. (2) What standard of review applies to review of the denial of bail? (3) Did the Court of Appeal err in affirming the trial court's denial of bail? (In re White (2018) 21 Cal.App.5th 18, review granted 5/23/2018 (S248125/D073054).)

Areas of Constitutional Law
Updated: 5/10/2017 Constitutional Right to Privacy and Psychotherapist Requirement to Report Clients Who Watch Child Pornography

(1) Does a psychotherapy patient have a constitutional right of privacy in seeking psychotherapeutic treatment, even if the treatment entails a communication with a psychotherapist that refers to conduct constituting a crime? (2) Does the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (Pen. Code, 11164 et seq.) violate a patient's rights under the California Constitution by compelling disclosure of communications demonstrating "sexual exploitation," which includes, among other things, downloading, streaming, and accessing through any electronic or digital media a depiction of a child engaged in an act of obscene sexual conduct? (Mathews v. Harris (2017) 7 Cal.App.5th 334, review granted 5/10/2017 (S240156/B265990).)

Civil Commitments
Updated: 3/17/2021 Evidence--Relying on Case-Specific Hearsay Contained in Psychological Evaluations in Finding Probable Cause to Commit Petitioner as SVP

Did the superior court violate the rule of People v. Sanchez (2016) 63 Cal.4th 665--that an expert cannot relate case-specific hearsay unless the facts are independently proved or covered by a hearsay exception--by relying on case-specific hearsay contained in psychological evaluations in finding probable cause to commit petitioner under the Sexually Violent Predator Act? (Walker v. Superior Court (2020) 51 Cal.App.5th 682, review granted 9/9/2020 (S263588/A159563).)

On 9/11/2020, the court expanded the issues to be briefed and argued to include: Do defendants in Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVPA) proceedings have a due process right to confront and cross-examine witnesses presenting contested hearsay evidence?

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • In re Morse (2021) 59 Cal.App.5th 607, review granted 3/17/2021 (S266884/D077483)

Civil Commitments
Updated: 6/24/2020 Conservatorship--Right Not to Testify

Does equal protection require that persons subject to a conservatorship under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (Welf. & Inst. Code, 5350) have the same right to invoke the statutory privilege not to testify as persons subject to involuntary commitments under Penal Code section 1026.5 after a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity? (Conservatorship of E.B. (2020) 45 Cal.App.5th 986, review granted 6/24/2020 (S261812/A157280).)

Civil Commitments
Updated: 2/11/2020 LPS--Must the Trier of Fact Find, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, that the Objector is Unwilling or Unable Voluntarily to Accept Meaningful Treatment

Must the trier of fact find, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the objector is unwilling or unable voluntarily to accept meaningful treatment before a conservator may be appointed, or reappointed, under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (Welf. & Inst. Code, 5000 et seq.)? (Conservatorship of K.P. (2019) 39 Cal.App.5th 254, review granted 11/26/2019 (S258212/B291510).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • Conservatorship of D.P. (2019) 41 Cal.App.5th 794, review granted 2/11/2020 (S259568/B291525)

Crimes
Updated: 5/26/2021 Murder--SB 1437's Application to Attempted Murder Liability Under the NPC Doctrine and Aider and Abettor Liability

(1) Does Senate Bill No. 1437 (Stats. 2018, ch. 1015) apply to attempted murder liability under the natural and probable consequences doctrine? (2) In order to convict an aider and abettor of attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder under the natural and probable consequences doctrine, must a premeditated attempt to murder have been a natural and probable consequence of the target offense? In other words, should People v. Favor (2012) 54 Cal.4th 868 be reconsidered in light of Alleyne v. United States (2013) 50 U.S. 99 and People v. Chiu (2014) 59 Cal.4th 155? (People v. Lopez (2019) 38 Cal.App.5th 1087, review granted 11/13/2019 (S258175/B271516).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Kozee-Stoltz (Aug. 5, 2019, D069073) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/13/2019 (S257558)
  • People v. Adams (Aug. 8, 2019, B252187) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/26/2019 (S258026)
  • People v. Gillespie (Aug. 23, 2019, 2019, D069389) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/26/2019 (S258312)
  • People v. McGhee (Aug. 15, 2019, B263418, B265136) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/26/2019 (S258069)
  • People v. Munoz (2019) 39 Cal.App.5th 738, review granted 11/26/2019 (S258234/B283921)
  • People v. Corona (Sept. 18, 2019, F075515) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/18/2019 (S258684)
  • People v. Morales (Sept. 17, 2019, B253249) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/18/2019 (S258658)
  • People v. Ramirez (Sept. 17, 2019, B265610) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/18/2019 (S258593)
  • People v. Mejia (2019) 40 Cal.App.5th 42, review granted 1/2/2020 (S258796/G052967)
  • People v. Gutierrez (Nov. 19, 2019, B250333) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/22/2020 (S259467)
  • People v. Besenty (Nov. 15, 2019, B275222) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/11/2020 (S259696)
  • People v. Gray (Nov. 21, 2019, B282321) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/11/2020 (S259730)
  • People v. Lebron (Nov. 26, 2019, G057512) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/11/2020 (S259431)
  • People v. Wilson (Nov. 20, 2019, D075612) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/11/2020 (S259790)
  • People v. Larios (2019) 42 Cal.App.5th 956, review granted 2/26/2020 (S259983/F078759)
  • People v. Corder (Nov. 20, 2019, B261370) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/26/2020 (S259760)
  • People v. Crockett (Dec. 12, 2019, B267614) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/11/2020 (S260244)
  • People v. Medrano (2019) 42 Cal.App.5th 1001, review granted 3/11/2020 (S259948/F068714, F069260)
  • People v. Novela (Dec. 17, 2019, F073275;) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/11/2020 (S260228)
  • People v. Sandoval (Dec. 18, 2019, G057558) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/11/2020 (S260238)
  • People v. Camacho (Jan 10, 2020, B292093) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/18/2020 (S260527)
  • People v. Chinchilla (Jan 9, 2020, G057448) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/18/2020 (S260387)
  • People v. Castaneda (Dec. 23, 2019, C085960) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/25/2020 (S260302)
  • People v. Villareal (Feb. 7, 2020, B291257) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/15/2020 (S261080)
  • People v. Gamboa (Jan. 31, 2020, C087771) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/29/2020 (S261029)
  • People v. Cerda (2020) 45 Cal.App.5th 1, review granted 5/13/2020 (S260915/B232572)
  • In re Morrison (Feb. 18, 2020, E067811) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/13/2020 (S261386)
  • People v. Soto (Mar. 2, 2020, F078925) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/27/2020 (S261458)
  • People v. Lopez (Mar. 3, 2020, B297119) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/27/2020 (S261515)
  • People v. Quintero (Mar. 10, 2020, F075807) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/10/2020 (S261684)
  • People v. Sanchez (2020) 46 Cal.App.5th 637, review granted 6/10/2020 (S261768/F076838)
  • People v. Gerolaga (Apr. 27, 2020, C089457) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/24/2020 (S262273)
  • People v. Rainey (Apr. 28, 2020, E072758) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/24/2020 (S262396)
  • People v. Alcaraz (Apr. 7, 2020, G057009) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S261946)
  • People v. Allen (Mar. 25, 2020, A158267) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S262471)
  • People v. Arriola (Apr. 1, 2020, B297120) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S261740)
  • People v. Hutchinson (Apr. 30, 2020, B299078) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S262003)
  • People v. Hall (Apr. 29, 2020, B302462) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S262434)
  • People v. Dennis (2020) 47 Cal.App.5th 838, review granted 7/29/2020 (S262184/G055930)
  • People v. Devlin (May 29, 2020, B297848) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S263124)
  • People v. Williams (June 2, 2020, B299053) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S263193)
  • People v. Lima (2020) 49 Cal.App.5th 523, review granted 8/19/2020 (S263048/B293030)
  • People v. Emairi (June 3, 2020, C088844) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/26/2020 (S263170)
  • People v. Juarez (June 24, 2020, G057618) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/9/2020 (S263518)
  • People v. Lewis (July 6, 2020, B298820) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/9/2020 (S263797)
  • People v. Williams (June 29, 2020, B300341) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/9/2020 (S263129)
  • People v. Villa (July 14, 2020, C089392) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/16/2020 (S263899)
  • People v. Jackson (July 24, 2020, B296340) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S263818)
  • People v. Perez (July 21, 2020, B298897) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S264073)
  • People v. Johnson (June 3, 2020, C076607) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S263149)
  • People v. Williams (July 20, 2020, B300682, B301373) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S264052)
  • People v. Rendon (Aug. 19, 2020, G057637) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/28/2020 (S264611)
  • People v. Sanchez (Aug. 18, 2020, B300319) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/28/2020 (S264515)
  • People v. Davila (Aug.28, 2020, B298856) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264750)
  • People v. Dudley (Sept. 25, 2020, B300919) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S265248)
  • People v. Pardo (Sept. 30, 2020, B303150) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S265232)
  • People v. Love (2020) 55 Cal.App.5th 273, review granted 12/16/2020 (S265445/B302892)
  • People v. Montes (Oct. 13, 2020, G058526) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/23/2020 (S265524)
  • People v. Hunter (Oct. 19, 2020, E073825) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265569)
  • People v. Trotter (Oct. 14, 2020, C089578) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265713)
  • People v. Woods (Oct. 21, 2020, B297732) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265686)
  • People v. Aguilar (Nov. 6, 2020, G057314 [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265975)
  • People v. Lemeur (Oct. 23, 2020, D076846) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265820)
  • People v. Henderson (Nov. 13, 2020, D076878) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S266039)
  • People v. Majied (Nov. 12, 2020, E074375) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S266075)
  • People v. Dealba (Nov. 16, 2020, B303584) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S265837)
  • People v. Griffin (Nov. 20, 2020, C090893) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S266002)
  • People v. Urrutia (Nov. 13, 2020, G058118) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S266082)
  • People v. Alcarez (Nov. 24, 2020, G058729) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266295)
  • People v. Valencia (Nov. 24, 2020, B299957) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266028)
  • People v. Austin (Nov. 25, 2020, B301152) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266398)
  • People v. Medina (Dec. 14, 2020, B304477) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266456)
  • People v. Prado (Dec. 14, 2020, B304660) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266609)
  • People v. Sly (Dec. 2, 2020, E073972) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266416)
  • People v. Salas (Jan. 4, 2021, B301365) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266966)
  • People v. Lathan (Dec. 17, 2020, B299515) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266705)
  • People v. Chavez (Dec. 23, 2020, B304105) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266798)
  • People v. Franco (Nov. 24, 2020, H047797) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266349)
  • People v. Harris (Nov. 25, 2020, B299340) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266430)
  • People v. Scott (2020) 58 Cal.App.5th 1127, review granted 3/17/2021 (S266853/E074939)
  • People v. Delery (Jan. 11, 2021, B305434) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/17/2021 (S267054)
  • People v. Leon (Jan. 24, 2021, B304478) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S267052)
  • People v. McCoy (Jan. 11, 2021, E074238) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S267111)
  • People v. Kendrick (Jan. 14, 2021, C089236) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267268)
  • People v. Bustamante (Jan. 26, 2021, B301333) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267320)
  • People v. Harris (2021) 60 Cal.App.5th 557, review granted 4/21/2021 (S267529/E074136)
  • People v, Jordan (Feb. 4, 2021, B295816) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267504)
  • People v. Monroy (Feb. 11, 2021, G058919) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267678)
  • People v. Christon (Jan. 28, 2021, B301998, B306635) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267449)
  • People v. Moeum (Feb. 4, 2021, B300707) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267533)
  • In re Flores (Feb. 18, 2021, G058938) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267808)
  • People v. Vallejo (Feb. 18, 2021, E074099) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267818)
  • People v. Walker (Mar. 2, 2021, B302037) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S268046)
  • People v. McDaniels (Mar. 1, 2021, B305372) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268095)
  • People v. Whitson (Mar. 4, 2021, B305714) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268189)

Crimes
Updated: 5/12/2021 Prop. 64--Criminal Status of Possession of Marijuana in Prison

Did Proposition 64 [the "Adult Use of Marijuana Act"] decriminalize the possession of up to 28.5 grams of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older who are in state prison as well as those not in prison? (People v. Raybon (2019) 36 Cal.App.5th 111, review granted 8/21/2019 (S256978/C084853, C084911, C084960, C084964, C085101).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Vaughn (May 9, 2019, F074750) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/28/2019 (S256233)
  • People v. Whalum (2020) 50 Cal.App.5th 1, review granted 8/12/2020 (S262935/D076384)
  • People v. McCullough (July 21, 2020, D076944) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/23/2020 (S264032)
  • People v. Herrera (2020) 52 Cal.App.5th 982, review granted 10/14/2020 (S264339/H046631)
  • People v. Archuleta (Aug. 25, 2020, D077364) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264770)
  • People v. Livingston (Aug. 31, 2020, D076418) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264761)
  • People v. Millsap (Aug. 27, 2020, B302075) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264659)
  • People v. Moreno (Aug. 31, 2020, D077337) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264783)
  • People v. Holmes (Sept. 9, 2020, D077120) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/18/2020 (S264987)
  • People v. Sanchez (Sept. 30, 2020, D076755) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/16/2020 (S265467)
  • People v. Young (Sept. 30, 2020, D077228) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/16/2020 (S265313)
  • People v. Keshishian (Oct. 15, 2020, D076284) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/23/2020 (S265593)
  • People v. Donaldson (Oct. 21, 2020, D076957) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265880)
  • People v. Randall (Oct. 21, 2020, D076619) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265856)
  • People v. Cobbs (Nov. 13, 2020, D076974) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S266144)
  • People v. Ramirez (Nov. 12, 2020, D077368) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S266136)
  • People v. Holmes (Nov. 19, 2020, D076560) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/27/2021 (S266198)
  • People v. Hernandez (Nov. 24, 2020, D076941) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266284)
  • People v. Jones (Nov. 24, 2020, A158367) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266170)
  • People v. Lynch (Nov. 18, 2020, D076181) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266288)
  • People v. Mallory (Nov. 25, 2020, D077334) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266347)
  • People v. Johnson (Dec. 11, 2020, E073775) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266506)
  • People v. Oliver (Dec. 15, 2020, B301487) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266612)
  • People v. Rodriguez (Dec. 9, 2020, D077366) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/24/2021 (S266656)
  • People v. Campbell (Dec. 24, 2020, B302318) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266943)
  • People v. Wall (Dec. 29, 2020, D077358) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266875)
  • People v. Smith (Jan. 15, 2021, D076620) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2021 (S267273)
  • People v. Wilbarn (Jan. 26, 2021, H047537) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2021 (S267072)
  • People v. Foreman (Jan. 28, 2021, F079896) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267384)
  • People v. Schuster (Feb. 3, 2021, B305314) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267583)
  • People v. Taylor (2020) 60 Cal.App.5th 115, review granted 4/14/2021 (S267344/H047540)
  • People v. Cummings (Mar. 2, 2021, B305306) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S268103)
  • People v. Estacio (Mar. 2, 2021, C091386) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S268067)
  • People v. Shepherd (Feb. 18, 2021, A160232) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267872)

Crimes
Updated: 10/8/2020 Murder--SB 1437's Application to Second Degree Murder Under NPC, Retroactivity and Instructional Error

(1) Does the amendment to Penal Code section 188 by recently enacted Senate Bill No. 1437 eliminate second degree murder liability under the natural and probable consequences doctrine? (2) Does Senate Bill No. 1437 apply retroactively to cases not yet final on appeal? (3) Was it prejudicial error to instruct the jury in this case on natural and probable consequences as a theory of murder? (People v. Gentile (2019) 25 Cal.App.5th 932, review granted 9/11/2019 (S256698/E069088).) The court also depublished this opinion.

On 10/30/2019, the court limited the issues to be briefed and argued to the following: 1. Does the amendment to Penal Code section 188 by recently enacted Senate Bill No. 1437 eliminate second degree murder liability under the natural and probable consequences doctrine? 2. Was it prejudicial error to instruct the jury in this case on natural and probable consequences as a theory of murder?

On 10/8/2020, the court directed the parties to file supplemental briefs addressing the following issue: Does Senate Bill No. 1437 apply retroactively to cases not yet final on appeal?

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Omega (June 21, 2019, C085437) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/25/2019 (S257165)
  • People v. Barrera (July 12, 2019, C085232) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/23/2019 (S257431)
  • People v. Larios (2019) 42 Cal.App.5th 956, review granted 2/26/2020 (S259983/F078759)
  • People v. Garcia (Dec. 18, 2019, C066714, C066716) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/1/2020 (S260237)

Crimes
Updated: 4/22/2020 Whether Assault by Means of Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury a Lesser Included Offense of Assault with a Deadly Weapon

In this case in which briefing was previously deferred pending decision in People v. Aledamat (2019) 8 Cal.5th 1, the court ordered the parties to brief the following question on 11/20/2019: (1) Is assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury a lesser included offense of assault with a deadly weapon? (See People v. Aledamat (2019) 7 Cal.5th 1, 16, fn. 5.) (2) If so, was defendant's conviction of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury based on the same act or course of conduct as her conviction of assault with a deadly weapon? (People v. Aguayo (2019) 31 Cal.App.5th 758, review granted 5/1/2019 (S254554/D073304).)

On April 22, 2020, the court directed the parties to file supplemental briefs addressing the following issues: Are Penal Code section 245, subdivision (a)(1) and section 245, subdivision (a)(4) merely different statements of the same offense for purposes of section 954? If so, must one of defendant's convictions be vacated?

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Laun (Oct. 18, 2019, G055893) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/22/2020 (S259197)
  • People v. Cota (2020) 44 Cal.App.5th 720, review granted 4/22/2020 (S261120/G056850)

Crimes
Updated: 4/1/2020 PC 632.7--Recording Cell Phone Calls Without Participants' Consent

Does Penal Code section 632.7 prohibit only third-party eavesdroppers from recording calls involving a cellular or cordless telephone, or does it also prohibit participants in calls from recording them without the other participants' consent? (Smith v. Loanme, Inc. (2019) 43 Cal.App.5th 844, review granted 4/1/2020 (S260391/E069752).) The requests for an order directing depublication of the opinion were denied.

Crimes
Updated: 3/25/2020 First Degree Murder--Substantial Concurrent Causation Theory (Sanchez) and Impact of Chiu and SB 1437

(1) Does the "substantial concurrent causation" theory of liability of People v. Sanchez (2001) 26 Cal.4th 834 permit a conviction for first degree murder if the defendants did not fire the shot that killed the victim? (2) What impact, if any, do People v. Chiu (2014) 59 Cal.4th 155 and Senate Bill No. 1437 (Stats. 2018, ch. 1015, 1, subd. (f)) have on the rule of Sanchez? (People v. Carney (Dec. 10, 2019, C077558) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/25/2020 (S260063).)

Crimes
Updated: 11/13/2019 Murder--Instruction on Elements of First Degree Murder By Poison

(1) Did the trial court err in instructing the jury on the elements of first degree murder by poison (see People v. Steger (1976) 16 Cal.3d 539, 544?546; People v. Mattison (1971) 4 Cal.3d 177, 183?184, 186)? (2) Was any such instructional error prejudicial? (People v. Brown (May 10, 2019, C085998) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/13/2019 (S257631).)

Dependency (300)
Updated: 5/26/2021 Whether Appeal of Jurisdictional Finding is Moot When Jurisdiction Had Been Terminated in the Interim, Even though Parents Might Be Registered on the Child Abuse Central Index

(1) Is an appeal of a juvenile court's jurisdictional finding moot when a parent asserts that he or she has been or will be stigmatized by the finding? (2) Is an appeal of a juvenile court's jurisdictional finding moot when a parent asserts that he or she may be barred from challenging a current or future placement on the Child Abuse Central Index as a result of the finding?

This case includes the following issue: Was the appeal from the order sustaining jurisdiction under Welfare and Institutions Code section 300, subdivision (b), moot when jurisdiction had been terminated in the interim, even though the child's parents might be registered on the Child Abuse Central Index? (In re D.P. (Feb. 10, 2021, B301135) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S267429).)

Dependency (300)
Updated: 2/17/2021 Whether it is Structural Error for a Juvenile Court to Proceed With Jurisdiction and Disposition Hearings Without an Incarcerated Parent's Presence

Is it structural error, and thus reversible per se, for a juvenile court to proceed with jurisdiction and disposition hearings without an incarcerated parent's presence and without appointing the parent an attorney? (In re Christopher L. (2020) 56 Cal.App.5th 1172, review granted 2/17/2021 (S265910/B305225).) A request for an order directing depublication of the opinion was denied.

Dependency (300)
Updated: 10/21/2020 Does Parent Have Right to Challenge Counsel's Failure to File Timely NOA from Order Terminating Parental Rights

(1) Does a parent in a juvenile dependency case have the right to challenge her counsel's failure to file a timely notice of appeal from an order terminating her parental rights under Welfare and Institutions Code section 366.26? (See Welf. & Inst. Code, 317.5, subd. (a); In re Kristin H. (1996) 46 Cal.App.4th 1635 [ineffective assistance of counsel claim in dependency proceeding brought on a petition for writ of habeas corpus].) (2) If so, what are the proper procedures for raising such a claim? (In re A.R. (Jan. 21, 2020, A158143) [nonpub. order], review granted 5/13/2020 (S260928).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • In re A.M. (July 10, 2020, E075218) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/21/2020 (S264012)

Dependency (300)
Updated: 7/24/2019 Beneficial Parental Relationship Exception to Adoption

(1) What standard of review governs appellate review of the beneficial parental relationship exception to adoption? (2) Is a showing that a parent has made progress in addressing the issues that led to dependency necessary to meet the beneficial parental relationship exception? (In re Caden C. (2019) 34 Cal.App.5th 87, review granted 7/24/2019 (S255839/A153925, A154042).)

Evidence
Updated: 4/21/2021 Sufficiency Evidence Gang Enhancements

Was the evidence sufficient to support the criminal street gang enhancements imposed under Penal Code section 186.22, subdivision (b)? (People v. Renteria (Jan. 5, 2021, F076973) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S266854).)

On 4/21/2021, the court ordered the issues to be briefed and argued in this case limited to the following: When a member of a criminal street gang acts alone in committing a felony, what evidence will suffice to establish the felony was "committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal street gang, with the specific intent to promote, further, or assist in any criminal conduct by gang members"? (Pen. Code, 186.22, subd. (b)(1); see People v. Albillar (2010) 51 Cal.4th 47, 59-60.)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Williams (Jan. 28, 2021, B301325) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/28/2021 (S267503)
  • People v. Vidales (Feb. 23, 2021, C088685) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267864)

Evidence
Updated: 3/24/2021 Hearsay/Confrontation Clause and Gang Expert Testimony Regarding Uncharged Predicate Offenses to Establish a "Pattern of Criminal Gang Activity"

On 7/8/2020, the court consolidated People v. Garcia (July 10, 2018, F073515) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/17/2018 (S250670) and People v. Valencia (July 10, 2018, F072943) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/17/2018 (S250218), which had been granted and held for People v. Perez (2020) 9 Cal.5th 1, and ordered briefing on the following issues: (1) Does gang expert testimony regarding uncharged predicate offenses to establish a "pattern of criminal gang activity" under Penal Code section 186.22, subdivision (e) constitute background information or case-specific evidence within the meaning of People v. Sanchez (2016) 63 Cal.4th 665? (2) Was any error prejudicial?

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Blessett (2018) 22 Cal.App.5th 903, review granted 8/8/2018 (S249250/C074267)
  • People v. Runderson (April 9, 2020, F074056) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S263068)
  • People v. Flores (June 26, 2020, C080799) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/23/2020 (S263654)
  • People v. Rivera (Aug. 4, 2020, F076612) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/28/2020 (S264378)
  • People v. Polk (Aug. 31, 2020, C080915) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S264907)
  • People v. Lopez (Oct. 13, 2020, C087357) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265730)
  • People v. Hernandez (Dec. 18, 2020, F077379) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S266862)

Evidence
Updated: 12/9/2020 Sufficiency of the Evidence--Conspiracy to Commit Murder for the Benefit of a Gang

Does sufficient evidence support Hoskins's Count 1 conviction for conspiracy to commit murder? (People v. Ware (2020) 52 Cal.App.5th 919, review granted 12/9/2020 (S263923/D072515).) [Editor's Note: Count 1 in this case alleged that multiple defendants conspired to commit murder (Pen. Code, 182, subd. (a), 187) for the benefit of a criminal street gang ( 186.22, subd. (b)(1)) between January 1, 2012, and April 23, 2014. On appeal, it was undisputed that the prosecution relied exclusively on circumstantial evidence and presented no direct evidence of a conspiracy to commit murder. The prosecution failed to prove Hoskins was a direct participant or aider and abettor in any of the shootings. However, the Court of Appeal concluded sufficient circumstantial evidence supported the conviction. The court reasoned evidence from Hoskins's social media account (which contained references to killing and Crip killing) when viewed with the evidence of the coconspirators' activities and Hoskins's relationship to the coconspirators, constituted sufficient evidence from which jurors could conclude that Hoskins knew of the conspiracy and had the deliberate, knowing, and specific intent to join the conspiracy.]

Evidence
Updated: 3/18/2020 Did Victim's Voluntary Ingestion of Fentanyl Support Enhancement for Personal Infliction of Great Bodily Injury

Did the deceased victim's voluntary ingestion of fentanyl furnished by the defendant in the belief that it was cocaine support imposition of an enhancement for the personal infliction of great bodily injury (Pen. Code, 12022.7, subd. (a))? (People v. Ollo (2019) 42 Cal.App.5th 1152, review granted 3/18/2020 (S260130/B290948).) The court denied a request to depublish the opinion.

Evidence
Updated: 10/22/2012 Discovery

In this case, which is related to the automatic appeal in People v. Rogers (2006) 39 Cal.4th 826, the court issued an order to show cause limited to claims of newly discovered evidence and use of false evidence, the prosecution's failure to disclose exculpatory evidence, ineffective assistance of counsel, and cumulative penalty phase error. (In re Rogers on Habeas, OSC issued 12/19/07 (S084292).)

On June 24, 2009, the Supreme Court ordered the Kern County Presiding Justice to select a judge to sit as a referee to take evidence and make findings of fact on a number of questions regarding the case. The referee was ordered to prepare and submit a report for the court. (In re Rogers on Habeas (June 24, 2009, S084292). On July 15, 2009, the Supreme Court appointed a referee. (In re Rogers on Habeas (July 15, 2009, S084292).

Extraordinary Remedies
Updated: 8/21/2019 Writ of Mandate--Invalid Conviction Under PC 186.22, subd. (a)

Did the Court of Appeal err in ruling that petitioner could not seek relief by petition for writ of mandate from a concededly invalid conviction (see People v. Rodriguez (2012) 55 Cal.4th 1125) under Penal Code section 186.22, subdivision (a)? (Molina v. Superior Court (2019) 35 Cal.App.5th 531, review granted 8/21/2019 (S256394/G056530).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • Gutierrez v. Superior Court (May 17, 2019, G056533) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/21/2019 (S256448)
  • Martin v. Superior Court (May 17, 2019, G056537) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/21/2019 (S256423)
  • Preciado v. Superior Court (May 17, 2019, G056536) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/21/2019 (S256449)
  • Preciado v. Superior Court (May 17, 2019, G056534) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/21/2019 (S256460)
  • Sotomayor v. Superior Court (May 17, 2019, G056532) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/21/2019 (S256431)

Habeas Corpus
Updated: 4/28/2021 Did True Finding on PC 12022.53, subd. (d) Enhancement Render People v. Chun (2009) 45 Cal.4th 1172 Error Harmless Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

The court issued an order to show cause why relief should not be granted on the ground that the jury's true finding on the Penal Code section 12022.53, subdivision (d) enhancement did not render the People v. Chun (2009) 45 Cal.4th 1172 error harmless beyond a reasonable doubt. (In re Ferrell, S265798 [original habeas proceeding], order to show cause issued 4/28/2021.)

Habeas Corpus
Updated: 4/28/2021 When Does AG Have Duty to Disclose Brady Material During Habeas Proceedings

When a habeas petitioner claims not to have received a fair trial because the district attorney failed to disclose material evidence in violation of Brady v. Maryland (1963) 373 U.S. 83--and when the Attorney General has knowledge of, or is in actual or constructive possession of, such evidence--what duty, if any, does the Attorney General have to acknowledge or disclose that evidence to the petitioner? Would any such duty be triggered only upon issuance of an order to show cause? (In re Jenkins (Jan. 22, 2021, B301638) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/28/2021 (S267391).)

Jury Trial
Updated: 3/10/2021 Whether Eye Witness Identification Instruction (CALCRIM No. 315) Violates Defendant's Due Process Rights

Does instructing a jury with CALCRIM No. 315 that an eyewitness's level of certainty can be considered when evaluating the reliability of the identification violate a defendant's due process rights? (People v. Lemcke (June 21, 2018, G054241) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/10/2018 (S250108).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Duggan (Mar. 15, 2019, C079809) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/19/2019 (S255200)
  • People v. Gordon (Aug. 13, 2019, B286809) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/26/2019 (S258077)
  • People v. Anderson (Sept. 30, 2019, B282048) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/15/2020 (S259062)
  • People v. Yanez (Oct. 3, 2019, H044528) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/15/2020 (S258958)
  • People v. Davidson (Nov. 19, 2019, A152777) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/11/2020 (S259898)
  • People v. Thomas (Jan. 9, 2020, B288172) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/15/2020 (S260624)
  • People v. Venable (Apr. 27, 2020, E071681) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S262423)
  • People v. Farraj (May 11, 2020, C088072) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/15/2020 (S262660)
  • People v. King (Apr. 27, 2020, B288298) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/15/2020 (S262575)
  • People v. Conway (May 19, 2020, H044790) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/22/2020 (S262852)
  • People v. Guzman (May 28, 2020, B293017) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S263161)
  • People v. Jenkins (June 19, 2020, C085180) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/26/2020 (S263400)
  • People v. Burton (Aug. 4, 2020, B293825) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S264321)
  • People v. Luna (Aug. 3, 2020, C087634) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S263878)
  • People v. Silva (Aug. 10, 2020, E069863) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/21/2020 (S264457)
  • People v. Bonilla (Oct. 27, 2020, G057654) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S265911)
  • People v. Petty (Nov. 4, 2020, E072035) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S266077)
  • People v. Alvarez (Dec. 4, 2020, E072886) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266446)

Jury Trial
Updated: 6/17/2020 Drug Overdose as Implicit Waiver of Right to be Present at Trial / No Continuance for Defendant to Testify

(1) Did the trial court err in ruling that defendant?s overdose on heroin during his jury trial was an implicit waiver of his right to be present and made him voluntarily absent within the meaning of Penal Code section 1043, subdivision (b)(2)? (2) Did the trial court err in denying the defense motion for a one-day continuance to permit defendant to testify? (People v. Ramirez (Mar. 5, 2020, F076126) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/17/2020 (S262010).)

Jury Trial
Updated: 7/24/2019 Batson/Wheeler--Discovery of Prosecutor's Jury Selection Notes

Does Penal Code section 1054.9 entitle an eligible defendant to discovery of a trial prosecutor's notes about jury selection with respect to a claim of Batson/Wheeler (Batson v. Kentucky (1986) 476 U.S. 79; People v. Wheeler (1978) 22 Cal.3d 258) error at trial? (People v. Superior Court (Jones) (2019) 34 Cal.App.5th 75, review granted 7/24/2019 (S255826/D074028).)

Juvenile Delinquency
Updated: 7/22/2020 Constitutionality of SB 1391 (Prophibiting Transfer of 14 or 15 Years Olds to Adult Criminal Court)

Did Senate Bill No. 1391 (Stats. 2018, ch. 1012), which eliminated the possibility of transfer to adult criminal court for crimes committed when a minor was 14 or 15 years old, unconstitutionally amend Proposition 57? (O.G. v. Superior Court (2019) 40 Cal.App.5th 626, mod. 41 Cal.App.5th 213a, review granted 11/26/2019 (S259011/B295555).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Superior Court (G.G.) (Oct. 1, 2019, F079007) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/26/2018 (S259048)
  • People v. Superior Court (I.R.) (2019) 38 Cal.App.5th 383, review granted 11/26/2019 (S257773/F078893)
  • People v. Superior Court (S.L.) (2019) 40 Cal.App.5th 114, review granted 11/26/2019 (S258432/H046598)
  • People v. Superior Court (T.D.) (2019) 38 Cal.App.5th 360, mod. 39 Cal.App.5th 57a, review granted 11/26/2019 (S257980/F078697)
  • B.M. v. Superior Court (2019) 40 Cal.App.5th 742, review granted 1/2/2020 (S259030/E072265)
  • People v. Superior Court (A.I.) (Oct. 1, 2019, F079018) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/2/2020 (S259031)
  • Narith S. v. Superior Court (2019) 42 Cal.App.5th 1131, review granted 2/19/2020 (S260090/B296384) (review dismissed in light of the request of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office to withdraw the petition for review)
  • K.N. v. Superior Court (Nov. 27, 2019, F079208) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/11/2020 (S259710)
  • People v. Superior Court (G.M.) (Dec. 23, 2019, E072822) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/18/2020 (S260313)
  • People v. Superior Court (Tony B.) (Feb. 4, 2019, B294813) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/25/2020 (S261174)
  • People v. Superior Court (D.C.) (Mar. 11, 2020, E073283) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/27/2020 (S261903)
  • People v. Superior Court (Rodriguez) (May 28, 2020, F079155) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/22/2020 (S263223)

Juvenile Delinquency
Updated: 6/17/2020 Temporary Restraining With No Notice to Minor

When the prosecution moves for a temporary restraining order in a juvenile wardship proceeding without having given advance notice to the minor, must it be shown that: (a) "great or irreparable injury will result" before the matter could be heard with proper notice, and (b) the prosecution notified the minor within a reasonable time prior to the hearing regarding when and where the order would be sought, or attempted the notify the minor, or for specified reasons should not have been required to notify the minor? (See Welf. & Inst. Code, 213.5, subd. (b); Code of Civ. Proc., 527, subd. (c).) (In re Erika F. (2020) 45 Cal.App.5th 216, review granted 6/17/2020 (S260839/B295755, B297079).)

Motions
Updated: 3/24/2021 PC 1473.7 Motion--Prejudice From Trial Counsel's Failure to Properly Advise on Immigration Consequences

Did the Court of Appeal err in ruling that defendant failed to demonstrate prejudice within the meaning of Penal Code section 1473.7 from trial counsel's failure to properly advise him of the immigration consequences of his plea? (People v. Vivar (2019) 43 Cal.App.5th 216, review granted 3/25/2020 (S260270/E070926).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • In re Hernandez (July 13, 2020, F076752) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/21/2020 (S264019)
  • People v. Amirian (Aug. 31, 2020, B298094) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264551)
  • People v. Bravo (2020) 58 Cal.App.5th 1161, review granted 3/24/2021 (S266777/E072782)

Pleadings
Updated: 1/30/2019 Trial Court Permission to Consolidate Pleadings

When a defendant is held to answer following separate preliminary hearings on charges brought in separate complaints, can the People file a unitary information covering the charges in both those cases or must they obtain the trial court's permission to consolidate the pleadings? (See Pen. Code, 949, 954.) (People v. Henson (2018) 28 Cal.App.5th 490, review granted 1/30/2019 (S252702/F075101).)

Pleas
Updated: 5/12/2021 Retroactive Application of SB 136 and Plea Agreements

(1) If a defendant's prior prison term enhancements are stricken under Senate Bill No. 136, does the remainder of the sentence agreed to under a plea agreement remain intact or must the case be remanded to allow the People to withdraw from the plea agreement and to obtain the trial court's approval (see People v. Stamps (2020) 9 Cal.5th 685)? (2) If the plea agreement is rescinded in light of Senate Bill No. 136, can the defendant be sentenced to a term longer than provided for in the original agreement? (People v. Hernandez (2020) 55 Cal.App.5th 942, review granted 1/27/2021 (S265739/F080131).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Griffin (2020) 57 Cal.App.5th 1088, review granted 2/17/2021 (S266521/A159104)
  • People v. Atwell (Nov. 20, 2020, H047618) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/24/2021 (S266370)
  • People v. Edwards (Nov. 17, 2020, D076088) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/24/2021 (S266317)
  • People v. Joaquin (2020) 58 Cal.App.5th 173, review granted 2/24/2021 (S266594/A152786)
  • People v. Kleinau (Mar. 4, 2021, C092104) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S268116)

Pretrial Motions
Updated: 4/25/2018 Bail Conditions on Felony Defendants

Does the superior court have statutory or inherent authority to impose conditions of bail on felony defendants who post bail in the amount specified in the superior court's bail schedule or above that amount? (In re Webb (2018) 20 Cal.App.5th 44, review granted 4/25/2018 (S247074/D072981).)

Probation & Parole
Updated: 5/26/2021 Prop. 57 Parole for Prisoner Serving a Sentence for a Combination of Violent and Nonviolent Felonies

Is a prisoner serving a sentence for a combination of violent and nonviolent felonies eligible for early parole consideration under the provisions of Proposition 57 following completion of the term for his or her primary offense? (In re Mohammad (2019) 42 Cal.App.5th 719, review granted 2/19/2020 (S259999/B295152).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • In re Ellington (Jan 14, 2019, B296112) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/1/2020 (S260851)
  • In re Watson (Sept. 2, 2020, B303328) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/18/2020 (S264984)
  • In re Kakowski (Mar. 10, 2021, B307097) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268255)

Probation & Parole
Updated: 5/26/2021 Youth Offender Parole--Constitutionality of Excluding Young Adults Sentenced Under One Strike law

Does Penal Code section 3051, subdivision (h), violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by excluding young adults convicted and sentenced for serious sex crimes under the One Strike law (Pen. Code, 667.61) from youth offender parole consideration, while young adults convicted of first degree murder are entitled to such consideration? (People v. Williams (2020) 47 Cal.App.5th 475, review granted 7/22/2020 (S262229/D074098).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Williams (Apr. 7, 2020, A157031) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/22/2020 (S262191)
  • People v. Moseley (2021) 59 Cal.App.5th 1160, review granted 4/14/2021 (S267309/B303321)
  • People v. Escamilla (Mar. 18, 2021, F077568) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268403)

Probation & Parole
Updated: 2/24/2021 Probation--Finality for Purposes of Applying a Later Ameliorative Change in the Law

Is the judgment in a criminal case considered final for purposes of applying a later ameliorative change in the law when probation is granted and execution of sentence is suspended, or only upon revocation of probation when the suspended sentence is ordered into effect? (People v. Esquivel (Mar. 26, 2020, B294024) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S262551).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Shelton (May 28, 2020, B299376) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S262972)
  • People v. Milazo (June 22, 2020, D074159) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/9/2020 (S263602)
  • People v. Dubarr (July 14, 2020, E073611) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/16/2020 (S263904)
  • People v. Donaldson (July 17, 2020, F075916) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S264131)
  • People v. Conatser (2020) 53 Cal.App.5th 1223, review granted 11/10/2020 (S264721/A154326)
  • People v. Contreraz (Aug. 21, 2020, H045787) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264638)
  • People v. Martinez (2020) 54 Cal.App.5th 59, review granted 11/10/2020 (S264848/B303086)
  • People v. Gezzer (Oct. 5, 2020, F076566) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S265198)
  • People v. Glavish (Oct. 26, 2020, B287131) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265602)
  • People v. Lopez (2020) 57 Cal.App.5th 409, review granted 1/27/2021 (S266016/H046618)
  • People v. France (2020) 58 Cal.App.5th 714, review granted 2/24/2021 (S266771/A158609)

Probation & Parole
Updated: 12/9/2020 Prop. 57--CDCR Excluding Sex Offenders From Early Parole Consideration

Under Proposition 57 (Cal. Const., art. I, 32), may the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation categorically exclude from early parole consideration all prisoners who have been previously convicted of a sex offense requiring registration under Penal Code section 290? (In re Gadlin (2019) 31 Cal.App.5th 784, review granted 5/15/2019 (S254599/B289852).)

On 10/8/2020, the court directed the parties to file supplemental briefs addressing the following issue: Did the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation exceed its authority under article I, section 32 of the California Constitution by promulgating regulations excluding from nonviolent offender parole consideration inmates currently convicted of nonviolent offenses requiring registration pursuant to Penal Code section 290?

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • In re Bowell (Mar. 1, 2019, B285434) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/12/2019 (S255066)
  • In re Adams (June 18, 2019, B292106) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/28/2019 (S257081)
  • In re Bertram (June 17, 2019, B293475) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/28/2019 (S257104)
  • In re Jones (Nov. 4, 2019, E072147) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/15/2020 (S259606)
  • In re Schuster (2019) 42 Cal.App.5th 943, review granted 2/19/2020 (S260024/C087276)
  • In re Ellington (Jan 14, 2019, B296112) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/1/2020 (S260851)
  • Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (2020) 45 Cal.App.5th 225, review granted 5/27/2020 (S261362/C087294)
  • People v. Velez (Apr. 17, 2020, B296452) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/29/2020 (S263004)
  • In re O'Keefe (May 22, 2020, D075462) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S263086)
  • In re Chavez (2020) 51 Cal.App.5th 748, review granted 9/16/2020 (S263584/H046921)
  • In re Johnson (Aug. 12, 2020, C089242) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/28/2020 (S264574)
  • In re Febbo (2020) 52 Cal.App.5th 1088, review granted 11/10/2020 (S264287/G057667)
  • People v. Payne (Aug. 27, 2020, A158497) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264871)
  • In re King (2020) 54 Cal.App.5th 814, review granted 12/9/2020 (S265247/E074401)

Probation & Parole
Updated: 6/24/2020 Eligibility for Youthful Offender Parole Hearing

This case presents issues concerning eligibility for a youthful offender parole hearing under Penal Code section 3051. (In re Howerton (2020) 44 Cal.App.5th 875, review granted 6/24/2020 (S261157/F076546).)

Probation & Parole
Updated: 4/29/2020 Standard for Reviewing Condition of Release on Mandatory Supervision

Should the validity of a condition of release on mandatory supervision be assessed under the standards applicable to conditions of parole or the standards applicable to conditions of probation? (People v. Bryant (2019) 42 Cal.App.5th 839, review granted 2/19/2020 (S259956/B271300).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Collins (Jan. 30, 2019, C085063) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/29/2020 (S260740)
  • People v. Magana (Jan. 27, 2019, B280357) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/29/2020 (S260780)

Search and Seizure
Updated: 4/21/2021 Whether Defendant Was Detained When Officer Shone a Spotlight on Defendant's Parked Car and Ordered Passenger to Stay Near Car

Was defendant unlawfully detained when the arresting officer used his spotlight to illuminate defendant's parked car and then directed a passenger who exited the car to remain outside and stay on the sidewalk near the car? (People v. Tacardon (2020) 53 Cal.App.5th 89, review granted 10/14/2020 (S264219/C087681).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Flores (2021) 60 Cal.App.5th 978, review granted 4/21/2021 (S267522/B305359)

Sentencing
Updated: 5/26/2021 SB 1437--Prosecution's Burden of Proof to Show Petitioner's Ineligibility for Resentencing

Can the People meet their burden of establishing a petitioner's ineligibility for resentencing under Penal Code section 1170.95, subdivision (d)(3) by presenting substantial evidence of the petitioner's liability for murder under Penal Code sections 188 and 189 as amended by Senate Bill No. 1437 (Stats. 2018, ch. 1015), or must the People prove every element of liability for murder under the amended statutes beyond a reasonable doubt? (People v. Duke (2020) 55 Cal.App.5th 113, review granted 1/13/2021 (S265309/B300430).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Garcia (2020) 57 Cal.App.5th 100, review granted 2/10/2021 (S265692/B300163)
  • People v. Lopez (2020) 56 Cal.App.5th 936, review granted 2/10/2021 (S265974/H047254)
  • People v. Rodriguez (2020) 58 Cal.App.5th 227, review granted 3/10/2021 (S266652/B303099)
  • People v. Villegas (Dec. 9, 2020, B300146) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266616)
  • People v. Nava (Jan. 27, 2021, B303587) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267359)
  • People v. Clements (2021) 60 Cal.App.5th 597, review granted 4/28/2021 (S267624/E073965)
  • People v. Hernandez (Mar. 9, 2021, B303608) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S267857)

Sentencing
Updated: 5/26/2021 SB 1437--Felony-Murder Special Circumstance Finding Precluding Eligibility for Relief

Does a felony-murder special circumstance finding (Pen. Code, 190.2, subd. (a)(17)) made before People v. Banks (2015) 61 Cal.4th 788 and People v. Clark (2016) 63 Cal.4th 522 preclude a defendant from making a prima facie showing of eligibility for relief under Penal Code section 1170.95? (People v. Strong (Dec. 18, 2020, C091162) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266606).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Thompson (Dec. 16, 2020, C090225) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266517)
  • People v. Webb (Dec. 16, 2020, C089453) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266614)
  • People v. Davalos (Dec. 18, 2020, B304384) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266678)
  • People v. Miller (Dec. 1, 2020, B297558) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266447)
  • People v. Parra (Dec. 11, 2020, B299312) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266727)
  • People v. Doss (Dec. 16, 2020, B300197) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S266861)
  • People v. Jones (Dec. 15, 2020, C090630) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S266650)
  • People v. Reyes (Jan. 26, 2021, B304108) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2021 (S266962)
  • People v. Robson (Jan. 6, 2021, C089152) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2021 (S267070)
  • People v. Sauceda (Jan. 5, 2021, B301139) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2021 (S267068)
  • People v. Hawkins (Jan. 29, 2021, E074686) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267365)
  • People v. Christon (Jan. 28, 2021, B301998, B306635) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267449)
  • People v. Moeum (Feb. 4, 2021, B300707) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267533)
  • People v. Carter (Feb. 11, 2021, E074159) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267700)
  • People v. McDermott (Jan. 29, 2021, B302013) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267383)
  • People v. Davis (Feb. 11, 2021, B302994) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/28/2021 (S267788)
  • People v. Harris (2021) 60 Cal.App.5th 939, review granted 4/28/2021 (S267802/B300410)
  • People v. Alexander (Mar. 12, 2021, C091618) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S267736)
  • People v. Lloyd (Mar. 4, 2021, B299456) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S267979)
  • People v. Paulino (Mar. 12, 2021, B298401) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268364)
  • People v. Dean (Mar. 19, 2021, E073669) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268295)
  • People v. Higgins (Mar. 12, 2021, B300888) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268361)
  • People v. Roberts (Mar. 15, 2021, E074745) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268223)

Sentencing
Updated: 5/26/2021 SB 1437--Record of Conviction When Considering Prima Facie Showing of Eligibility and Timing of Right to Appointed Counsel

(1) May superior courts consider the record of conviction in determining whether a defendant has made a prima facie showing of eligibility for relief under Penal Code section 1170.95? (2) When does the right to appointed counsel arise under Penal Code section 1170.95, subdivision (c)? (People v. Lewis (2020) 43 Cal.App.5th 1128, review granted 3/18/2020 (S260598/B295998).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Cornelius (2020) 44 Cal.App.5th 54, review granted 3/18/2020 (S260410/B296605)
  • People v. Gutierrez (Nov. 27, 2019, G057594) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/18/2020 (S260050)
  • People v. Verdugo (2020) 44 Cal.App.5th 320, review granted 3/18/2020 (S260493/B296630)
  • People v. Bautista (Jan. 8, 2020, G057499) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/15/2020 (S260558)
  • People v. Forch (Jan. 10, 2020, B296637) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/15/2020 (S260788)
  • People v. Miller (Jan. 28, 2020, B295952) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/15/2020 (S260857)
  • People v. West (Feb. 10, 2020, A157163) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/15/2020 (S261178)
  • People v. Britt (Feb. 18, 2020, B297588) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/13/2020 (S261128)
  • People v. Graham (Feb. 28, 2020, C089323) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/13/2020 (S260963)
  • People v. Morales (Mar. 4, 2020, B297638) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/27/2020 (S261489)
  • People v. Simpson (Mar. 10, 2020, B296083) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/27/2020 (S261421)
  • People v. Lopez (Mar. 3, 2020, B297119) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/27/2020 (S261515)
  • People v. Morrison (Mar. 9, 2020, A156981) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/10/2020 (S261627)
  • People v. Alvarez (Apr. 22, 2020, B298813) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/17/2020 (S262309)
  • People v. Caballero (Apr. 3, 2020, B298815) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/17/2020 (S262155)
  • People v. Washington (Mar. 23, 2020, A158017) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/17/2020 (S261782)
  • People v. Gerolaga (Apr. 27, 2020, C089457) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/24/2020 (S262273)
  • People v. Hernandez (Apr. 27, 2020, E072790) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/24/2020 (S262403)
  • People v. Leighton (Apr. 9, 2020, B297093) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/24/2020 (S262173)
  • People v. Oakley (Apr. 27, 2020, B297533) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/24/2020 (S262377)
  • People v. Torres (2020) 46 Cal.App.5th 1168, review granted 6/24/2020 (S262011/B296179)
  • People v. Edwards (2020) 48 Cal.App.5th 666, review granted 7/8/2020 (S262481/A158055)
  • People v. Griffin (Apr. 15, 2020, B297212) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S262362)
  • People v. Johnson (Apr. 14, 2020, B297944) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S262171)
  • People v. Law (2020) 48 Cal.App.5th 811, review granted 7/8/2020 (S262490/E072845)
  • People v. May (May 4, 2020, E073498) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S262510)
  • People v. Walker (Apr. 28, 2020, A157758) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S262505)
  • People v. Williams (Apr. 15, 2020, B297781) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S262352)
  • People v. Hall (Apr. 29, 2020, B302462) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S262434)
  • People v. Brown (May 11, 2020, B299047) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/15/2020 (S262657)
  • People v. Huynh (May 8, 2020, D075588) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/15/2020 (S262635)
  • People v. Lee (2020) 49 Cal.App.5th 254, review granted 7/15/2020 (S262459/B297928)
  • People v. Hawk (Apr. 15, 2020, C089271) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/22/2020 (S262401)
  • People v. Smith (2020) 49 Cal.App.5th 85, review granted 7/22/2020 (S262835/B298642)
  • People v. Thlang (May 15, 2020, C089529) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/22/2020 (S262740)
  • People v. Baqir (May 21, 2020, B297662) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/29/2020 (S262367)
  • People v. Condiff (May 14, 2020, B296181) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/29/2020 (S262884)
  • People v. Garrett (May 22, 2020, B298495) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/29/2020 (S262787)
  • People v. Phillips (May 26, 2020, E072762) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/29/2020 (S263008)
  • People v. Boochee (May 27, 2020, B299847) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S263017)
  • People v. Jackson (May 26, 2020, B296324) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S263023)
  • People v. Magana (June 2, 2020, B297514) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S263066)
  • People v. Tarkington (2020) 49 Cal.App.5th 892, review granted 8/12/2020 (S263219/B296331)
  • People v. Devlin (May 29, 2020, B297848) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S263124)
  • People v. Williams (June 2, 2020, B299053) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S263193)
  • People v. Molina (Jun. 18, 2020, B301642) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/26/2020 (S263296)
  • People v. Windham (May 21, 2020, H047278) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/26/2020 (S263030)
  • People v. Boode (June 17, 2020, A157879 [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/9/2020 (S263544)
  • People v. Gutierrez (June 25, 2020, B300949) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/9/2020 (S263661)
  • People v. Jones (May 29, 2020, C090013) [nonpub. order], review granted 9/9/2020 (S263563)
  • People v. Medrano (July 2, 2020, B297430) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/9/2020 (S263669)
  • People v. Orcasitas (July 1, 2020, B298698) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/9/2020 (S263323)
  • People v. Perez (June 29, 2020, G057539) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/9/2020 (S263671)
  • People v. Simmons (June 26, 2020, E072550) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/9/2020 (S263606)
  • People v. Williams (June 29, 2020, B300341) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/9/2020 (S263129)
  • People v. Carbajal (July 14, 2020, C089482) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/16/2020 (S263900)
  • People v. Garrison (July 10, 2020, E072645) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/16/2020 (S263830)
  • People v. Mayes (July 13, 2020, B298207) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/16/2020 (S263784)
  • People v. Ama (July 16, 2020, B298078) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/23/2020 (S264036)
  • People v. Carrera (July 16, 2020, E072781) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/23/2020 (S263980)
  • People v. DeGroff (July 17, 2020, C089753) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/23/2020 (S263689)
  • People v. Duran (July 16, 2020, B298071) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/23/2020 (S263924)
  • People v. Gomez (July 20, 2020, G057516) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/23/2020 (S264051)
  • People v. Lazos (July 20, 2020, B300314) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/23/2020 (S263910)
  • People v. Robinson (July 14, 2020, B298823) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/23/2020 (S263947)
  • People v. Soto (2020) 51 Cal.App.5th 1043, review granted 9/23/2020 (S263939/H047581)
  • People v. Staten (July 20, 2020, B297663) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/23/2020 (S263921)
  • People v. Alves (July 27, 2020, B298708) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S263786)
  • People v. Cooper (July 28, 2020, B303284) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S263600)
  • People v. Ezell (July 20, 2020, B299601) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S264112)
  • People v. Lee (July 27, 2020, B297565) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S264128)
  • People v. Matthews (July 23, 2020, B299219) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S263725)
  • People v. Osband (July 24, 2020, C089290) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S263809)
  • People v. Zepeda (July 20, 2020, B299071) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S264170)
  • People v. Jackson (July 24, 2020, B296340) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S263818)
  • People v. Perez (July 21, 2020, B298897) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S264073)
  • People v. Bassett (Aug. 12, 2020, C089493) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S264383)
  • People v. Boyd (July 29, 2020, B297468) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S264336)
  • People v. Celaya (July 31, 2020, B297652) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S264110)
  • People v. Cole (2020) 52 Cal.App.5th 1023, review granted 10/14/2020 (S264278/B304329)
  • People v. Cortez (July 16, 2020, B301016) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S264004)
  • People v. Gallegos (Aug. 5, 2020, G057647) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S264315)
  • People v. Galvan (2020) 52 Cal.App.5th 1134, review granted 10/14/2020 (S264284/B300323)
  • People v. Gomez (2020) 52 Cal.App.5th 1, review granted 10/14/2020 (S264033/D076101)
  • People v. Miron (Aug. 4, 2020, B298821) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S264286)
  • People v. Poncio (Aug. 4, 2020, G057709) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S264279)
  • People v. Quintana (Aug. 11, 2020, B299286) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S264392)
  • People v. Reyes (June 29, 2020, B298586) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S264155)
  • People v. Thomas (July 31, 2020, E072539) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S264345S)
  • People v. Grissom (Aug. 19, 2020, B303540) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/28/2020 (S264576)
  • People v. Handwerk (Aug. 20, 2020, E072738) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/28/2020 (S264507)
  • People v. Marcus (Aug. 25, 2020, B300883) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/28/2020 (S264319)
  • People v. McCoy (Aug. 17, 2020, C089978) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/28/2020 (S264645S)
  • People v. Mejia (Aug. 20, 2020, B302951) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/28/2020 (S264554)
  • People v. Santos (Aug. 18, 2020, G057886) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/28/2020 (S264649)
  • People v. Teague (Aug. 21, 2020, B303076) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/28/2020 (S264590)
  • People v. Cooper (Aug. 18, 2020, B300934) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/21/2020 (S264385)
  • People v. Green (July 30, 2020, E074346) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/21/2020 (S264485)
  • People v. Guzman (Aug. 3, 2020, B297087) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/21/2020 (S264423)
  • People v. Solomon (Aug. 12, 2020, B301538) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/21/2020 (S264382)
  • People v. Cardenas (Aug. 28, 2020, G058311) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264713)
  • People v. Cooper (2020) 54 Cal.App.5th 106, review granted 11/10/2020 (S264684/A156880)
  • People v. Miller (Aug. 26, 2020, B297084) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264724)
  • People v. Olson (Aug. 26, 2020, B300206) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264322)
  • People v. Davila (Aug.28, 2020, B298856) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264750)
  • People v. Martinez (Sept. 10, 2020, B299702) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/18/2020 (S265020)
  • People v. Murillo (2020) 54 Cal.App.5th 160, review granted 11/18/2020 (S264978/B297546)
  • People v. Thomas (Sept. 11, 2020, E073036) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/18/2020 (S264808)
  • People v. Wright (Sept. 14, 2020, B300278) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/18/2020 (S264992)
  • People v. York (2020) 54 Cal.App.5th 250, review granted 11/18/2020 (S264954/B298635)
  • People v. Beaudreaux (Aug. 31, 2020, A159751) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/18/2020 (S264885)
  • People v. Gutierrez (Aug. 27, 2020, B306036) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/24/2020 (S264702)
  • People v. Vasquez (Sept. 18, 2020, B300872) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/24/2020 (S265056)
  • People v. Dean (Sept. 18, 2020, E073410) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/24/2020 (S264758)
  • People v. Forman (Sept. 18, 2020, B297641) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/24/2020 (S264710)
  • People v. Lara (Sept. 17, 2020, B299714) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/24/2020 (S265054)
  • People v. Lawson (Sept. 14, 2020, B299681) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/24/2020 (S265171)
  • People v. Sandoval (Sept. 4, 2020, E073516) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/24/2020 (S265046)
  • People v. Wooten (Sept. 16, 2020, B299935) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/24/2020 (S265018)
  • People v. Bitson (Sept. 25, 2020, B301565) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S265357)
  • People v. Celeya (Oct. 2, 2020, B298988) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S265383)
  • People v. Davis (Oct. 5, 2020, B297734) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S265425)
  • People v. Gonzalez (Sept. 30, 2020, B300393]) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S264789)
  • People v. Lakey (Sept. 16, 2020, C089487) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S264677)
  • People v. Milliken (Sept. 15, 2020, C089246) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S265125)
  • People v. Russell (Sept. 18, 2020, C090723) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S265128)
  • People v. Lopez (Sept. 23, 2020, B301826) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S265175)
  • People v. Servin (Sept. 25, 2020, B301690) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S265187)
  • People v. Watson (Sept. 18, 2020, E072650) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S265189)
  • People v. Perez (2020) 54 Cal.App.5th 896, review granted 12/9/2020 (S265254/B301466)
  • People v. Pardo (Sept. 30, 2020, B303150) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S265232)
  • People v. Bentley (2020) 55 Cal.App.5th 150, review granted 12/16/2020 (S265455/B299678)
  • People v. Roberts (Oct. 9, 2020, B302244) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/16/2020 (S265143)
  • People v. Silva (Oct. 1, 2020, E073150) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/16/2020 (S265446)
  • People v. Williams (Oct. 8, 2020, E072975) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/16/2020 (S265368)
  • People v. Benavidez (Oct. 16, 2020, E073092) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/23/2020 (S265392)
  • People v. McGowan (Sept. 24, 2020, B300245) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/23/2020 (S265339)
  • People v. Parker (Oct. 15, 2020, A159440) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/23/2020 (S265613)
  • People v. Anderson (Oct. 22, 2020, A156857) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265771)
  • People v. Calhoun (Oct. 9, 2020, B296956) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265523)
  • People v. Cooper (Oct. 23, 2020, B301551) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265694)
  • People v. Kuykendall (Oct. 20, 2020, B297725) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265787)
  • People v. Nowden (Oct. 9, 2020, D075767) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265614)
  • People v. Torlucci (Oct. 23, 2020, B299582) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265769)
  • People v. Witherspoon (Oct. 22, 2020, B303406) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265710)
  • People v. Woodson (Oct. 21, 2020, B299633) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265609)
  • People v. Trotter (Oct. 14, 2020, C089578) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265713)
  • People v. Woods (Oct. 21, 2020, B297732) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/30/2020 (S265686)
  • People v. Aremu (Oct. 26, 2020, B300328) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265913)
  • People v. Baker (Oct. 30, 2020, E072712) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265564)
  • People v. Brown (Oct. 26, 2020, B304228) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265942)
  • People v. Galloway (Oct. 28, 2020, B303405) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265969)
  • People v. Gonzales (Oct. 29, 2020, B304135) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265857)
  • People v. Lawson (Oct. 23, 2020, B296634) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265885)
  • People v. Miles (Nov. 3, 2020, B302041) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265483)
  • People v. Nieblas (Oct. 28, 2020, B302488) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265843)
  • People v. Nunez (2020) 57 Cal.App.5th 78, review granted 1/13/2021 (S265918/B299065)
  • People v. Owens (Nov. 2, 2020, E072711) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265897)
  • People v. Thao (Oct. 29, 2020, C089584) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265815)
  • People v. Walton (Nov. 2, 2020, E072770) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S265961)
  • People v. Dealba (Nov. 16, 2020, B303584) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S265837)
  • People v. Griffin (Nov. 20, 2020, C090893) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S266002)
  • People v. Urrutia (Nov. 13, 2020, G058118) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S266082)
  • People v. Cota (Nov. 17, 2020, B303670) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S266156)
  • People v. Phan (Nov. 16, 2020, B301797) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S265608)
  • People v. Roldan (2020) 56 Cal.App.5th 997, review granted 1/20/2021 (S266031/B298570)
  • People v. Sanchez (Nov. 17, 2020, B299635) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S266176)
  • People v. Spillman (Oct. 27, 2020, H047057) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/20/2021 (S265644)
  • People v. Culpepper (Nov. 9, 2020, E072675) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/27/2021 (S266036)
  • People v. Falcon (2020) 57 Cal.App.5th 272, review granted 1/27/2021 (S266041/B296392)
  • People v. Jones (2020) 56 Cal.App.5th 474, review granted 1/27/2021 (S265854/E072961)
  • People v. Jackson (Oct. 1, 2020, E073934) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/27/2021 (S265840)
  • People v King (Nov. 19, 2020, B302319) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/27/2021 (S265722)
  • People v. Pelayo (Nov. 12, 2020, B303425) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/27/2021 (S265629)
  • People v. Puebla (Oct. 21, 2020, B299620) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/27/2021 (S265851)
  • People v. Ruiz (Oct. 19, 2020, B301477) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/27/2021 (S265797)
  • People v. Brown (Nov. 16, 2020, C089260) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266296)
  • People v. Celis (Dec. 7, 2020, B301850) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266503)
  • People v. Clemons (Nov. 19, 2020, B300923) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266319)
  • People v. Esparza (Nov. 18, 2020, B301349) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266303)
  • People v. Madsen (Dec. 3, 2020, C089665) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266460)
  • People v. Mora (Dec. 8, 2020, B304503) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266449)
  • People v. Taylor (Nov. 19, 2020, B306134) [nonpub. order], review granted 2/10/2021 (S265791)
  • People v. Warren (Nov. 24, 2020, B304544) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S265848)
  • People v. Welch (Nov. 19, 2020, B300338) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266331)
  • People v. Garcia (2020) 57 Cal.App.5th 100, review granted 2/10/2021 (S265692/B300163)
  • People v. Castro (Dec. 11, 2020, B304473) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266558)
  • People v. Eads (Dec. 11, 2020, E074967) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266515)
  • People v. Lee (Nov 25, 2020, B297947) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266342)
  • People v. Muhammad (Nov. 30, 2020, B297043) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266455)
  • People v. Rodriguez (Dec. 15, 2020, B301849) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266627)
  • People v. Swanson (2020) 57 Cal.App.5th 604, review granted 2/17/2021 (S266262/B299638)
  • People v. Baeza (Dec. 17, 2020, B303344) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/24/2021 (S266674)
  • People v. Carroll (Dec. 17, 2020, B299815) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/24/2021 (S266679)
  • People v. Daily (Dec. 15, 2020, B302256) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/24/2021 (S266638)
  • People v. Daniel (2020) 57 Cal.App.5th 666, review granted 2/24/2021 (S266336/A157422)
  • People v. Jones (Dec. 8, 2020, B300320) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/24/2021 (S266668)
  • People v. Palacios (2020) 58 Cal.App.5th 845, review granted 2/24/2021 (S266701/E074054)
  • People v. Lathan (Dec. 17, 2020, B299515) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266705)
  • People v. Humphrey (Dec. 10, 2020, C091069) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266647)
  • People v. Thompson (Dec. 16, 2020, C090225) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266517)
  • People v. Webb (Dec. 16, 2020, C089453) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266614)
  • People v. Carter (Dec. 23, 2020, A159196) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266593)
  • People v. Diaz (Jan. 5, 2021, C091310) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266984)
  • People v. Estrella (Dec. 30, 2020, A160443) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266944)
  • People v. Gaines (Dec. 21, 2020, A158339) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266888)
  • People v. Hall (Nov. 25, 2020, B297868) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266389)
  • People v. Laureano (Dec. 15, 2020, B301328) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266494)
  • People v. Serrato (Jan. 5, 2021, B305470) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266863)
  • People v. Lewis (Dec. 29, 2020, C091066) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/17/2021 (S266882)
  • People v. Mosley (Dec. 29, 2020, B299928) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/17/2021 (S266991)
  • People v. Corrales (Jan. 19, 2021, B303207) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S267164)
  • People v. Gonzales (Dec. 29, 2020, B301485) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S266887)
  • People v. Hunt (Jan. 4, 2021, B302851) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S267107)
  • People v. Scott (Dec. 23, 2020, B300700) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S266885)
  • People v. Tinsley (Jan. 4, 2021, C089528) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S267087)
  • People v. Doss (Dec. 16, 2020, B300197) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S266861)
  • People v. Jones (Dec. 15, 2020, C090630) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S266650)
  • People v. Leon (Jan. 24, 2021, B304478) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S267052)
  • People v. Alvizo (Jan. 22, 2020, G057977) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2021 (S267178)
  • People v. Duckett (Jan. 19, 2021, B301927) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2021 (S267242)
  • People v. Duval (Jan. 15, 2021, C089098) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2021 (S267189)
  • People v. Martin (Jan. 19, 2021, B299948) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2021 (S267267)
  • People v. Reyes (Jan. 26, 2021, B304108) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2021 (S266962)
  • People v. Robson (Jan. 6, 2021, C089152) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2021 (S267070)
  • People v. Sauceda (Jan. 5, 2021, B301139) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2021 (S267068)
  • People v. Aranda (Jan. 27, 2021, B301114) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267319)
  • People v. Ephriam (Feb. 8, 2021, B301996) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267597)
  • People v. Fielder (Jan. 19, 2021, B305966) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267271)
  • People v. Gonzales (Jan. 26, 2021, B304024) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267310)
  • People v. Huerta (Jan. 29, 2021, E074969) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267541)
  • People v. Jones (Jan. 21, 2021, B304219) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267179)
  • People v. Lallis (Jan. 26, 2021, B300926) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267458)
  • People v. Wilson (Jan. 27, 2021, B300613) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267249)
  • People v. Wilson (Jan. 26, 2021, B304453) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267317)
  • People v. Kendrick (Jan. 14, 2021, C089236) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267268)
  • People v. Daley (Jan. 29, 2021, B301243) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S266947)
  • People v. Garcia (Jan. 22, 2021, B299615) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267234)
  • People v. Valdez (Jan. 28, 2021, [case number]) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267101)
  • People v. Brooks (Feb. 5, 2020, F079794) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267425)
  • People v. Cummings (Jan. 26, 2021, B299490) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267456)
  • People v. Flitcroft (Feb. 1, 2021, A158033) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267633)
  • People v. Gandara (Feb. 16, 2021, B298394) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267733)
  • People v. Jackson (Feb. 10, 2021, B297698) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267616)
  • People v. Sorrels (Jan. 27, 2021, B305320) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267463)
  • People v. Telles (Feb. 16, 2021, C089364) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267450)
  • People v. Walker (Feb. 10, 2021, B306625) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267722)
  • People v. Monroy (Feb. 11, 2021, G058919) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267678)
  • People v. Carter (Feb. 11, 2021, E074159) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267700)
  • People v. McDermott (Jan. 29, 2021, B302013) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/21/2021 (S267383)
  • People v. Amador (Jan. 29, 2021, B305288) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/28/2021 (S267378)
  • People v. Bonds (Feb. 18, 2021, B301521) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/28/2021 (S267729)
  • People v. Chavez (Feb. 23, 2021, B306079) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/28/2021 (S267743)
  • People v. Demery (Feb. 17, 2021, B304487) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/28/2021 (S267180)
  • People v. Harvey (Feb. 23, 2021, B304497) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/28/2021 (S267464)
  • People v. Hayter (Jan. 21, 2021, A159002) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/28/2021 (S267392)
  • People v. Davis (Feb. 11, 2021, B302994) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/28/2021 (S267788)
  • People v. Harris (2021) 60 Cal.App.5th 939, review granted 4/28/2021 (S267802/B300410)
  • People v. Lainez (Mar. 9, 2021, B299431) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267980)
  • People v. Lavergne (Feb. 23, 2021, E074809) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S268090)
  • People v. Luster (Mar. 9, 2021, A157997) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267983)
  • People v. Martin (Mar. 5, 2021, E074388) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S268007)
  • People v. Martinez (Feb. 18, 2021, B300317) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267782)
  • People v. Odom (Feb. 25, 2021, A160316) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267879)
  • People v. Rodriguez (Mar. 3, 2021, B305365) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267926)
  • People v. Valdez (Feb. 26, 2021, D078240) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S268130)
  • People v. Walker (Mar. 2, 2021, B302037) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S268046)
  • People v. Alexander (Mar. 12, 2021, C091618) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S267736)
  • People v. Lloyd (Mar. 4, 2021, B299456) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S267979)
  • People v. Paulino (Mar. 12, 2021, B298401) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268364)
  • People v. Goodwin (Mar. 3, 2021, B307231) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268144)
  • People v. Hughes (Mar. 12, 2021, A160287) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S267794)
  • People v. Morton (Mar. 2, 2021, G059414) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268166)
  • People v. Mendoza (Mar. 13, 2021, C090449) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268368)
  • People v. Sanders (Feb. 24, 2021, B307031) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S267735)

Sentencing
Updated: 5/12/2021 Imposing Lesser Firearm Enhancements That Were Not Charged or Submitted to Jury

Can the trial court impose an enhancement under Penal Code section 12022.53, subdivision (b), for personal use of a firearm, or under section 12022.53, subdivision (c), for personal and intentional discharge of a firearm, as part of its authority under section 1385 and subdivision (h) of section 12022.53 to strike an enhancement under subdivision (d) for personal and intentional discharge of a firearm resulting in death or great bodily injury, even if the lesser enhancements were not charged in the information or indictment and were not submitted to the jury? (People v. Tirado (2019) 38 Cal.App.5th 637, review granted 11/13/2019 (S257658/F076836).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Thomas (Sept. 25, 2019, F078649) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/11/2019 (S258797)
  • People v. Stepney (Dec. 6, 2019, D075171, D075454) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/11/2020 (S259970)
  • People v. Woods (Jan. 10, 2020, C087859) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/25/2020 (S260629)
  • People v. Yanez (2020) 44 Cal.App.5th 452, review granted 4/22/2020 (S260819/E070556)
  • People v. Melara (Feb. 5, 2020, B289019) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/29/2020 (S261087)
  • People v. Harper (Feb. 26, 2020, D074943) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/13/2020 (S261226)
  • People v. Reynolds (Feb. 25, 2020, G056849) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/13/2020 (S261348)
  • People v. Garcia (2020) 46 Cal.App.5th 786, review granted 6/10/2020 (S261772/B293491)
  • People v. Tuiono (Mar. 25, 2020, E071886) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/17/2020 (S262000)
  • People v. Garcia (Apr. 8, 2020, A156745) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/24/2020 (S262122)
  • People v. Mendez (Apr. 10, 2020, G057464) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/24/2020 (S262059)
  • People v. Venable (Apr. 27, 2020, E071681) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/8/2020 (S262423)
  • People v. Valles (2020) 49 Cal.App.5th 156, review granted 7/22/2020 (S262757/E071361)
  • People v. Mitchell (May 28, 2020, B298910) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S263098)
  • People v. Stultz (May 19, 2020, E071841) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/12/2020 (S263034)
  • People v. Alonzo (June 23, 2020, G057141) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/16/2020 (S263559)
  • People v. Chacon (July 7, 2020, F077849) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/16/2020 (S263743)
  • People v. Douglas (June 26, 2020, B300438) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/16/2020 (S263396)
  • People v. Tellez (July 6, 2020, C089819) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/16/2020 (S263709)
  • People v. Villalpando (July 14, 2020, C087324) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/23/2020 (S263875)
  • People v. Lopez (July 28, 2020, E071797) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S264189)
  • People v. Herrera (Oct. 7, 2020, B298686) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/23/2020 (S265322)
  • People v. Wohlfeil (Oct. 5, 2020, E072752) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/23/2020 (S265584)
  • People v. Childers (Nov. 2, 2020, C089184) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/13/2021 (S266071)
  • People v. Lucero (Dec. 7, 2020, F079788) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S26601)
  • People v. Johnson (Nov. 16, 2020, D075649) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266274)
  • People v. Salas (Jan. 4, 2021, B301365) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266966)
  • People v. Ramos (Dec. 28, 2020, D074429) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S266856)
  • People v. Delavega (2021) 59 Cal.App.5th 1074, review granted 4/14/2021 (S267293/A154936)
  • People v. Estrada (Jan. 21, 2021, H045921) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 4/14/2021 (S267331)
  • People v. Pratt (Feb. 22, 2021, A154907, A155287) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/12/2021 (S267308)

Sentencing
Updated: 4/14/2021 Does Resentencing Pursuant to PC 1170, subd. (d)(1) "Reopen" Finality of Sentence for Retroactive Application of Prop. 57 and SB 1391

Did defendant's resentencing pursuant to Penal Code section 1170, subdivision (d)(1) "reopen" the finality of his sentence, such that he was entitled to the retroactive application of Proposition 57 and Senate Bill No. 1391 on an otherwise long-final conviction? (See also People v. Padilla (2020) 50 Cal.App.5th 244, review granted 8/26/2020 (S263375/B297213). (People v. Federico (2020) 50 Cal.App.5th 318, review granted 8/26/2020 (S263082/E072620).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • In re Moore (June 19, 2020, B299307) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S263576)
  • People v. Quiroz (July 16, 2020, B296705) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S263880)
  • People v. Lopez (2020) 56 Cal.App.5th 835, review granted 1/27/2021 (S265936/A158840)
  • People v. Hwang (2021) 60 Cal.App.5th 358, review granted 4/14/2021 (S267274/B301972)

Sentencing
Updated: 4/14/2021 When a Final Judgment is Later Vacated, Altered, or Amended and a New Sentence Imposed, Can an Ameliorative Change in the Law be Applied?

When a judgment becomes final, but is later vacated, altered, or amended and a new sentence imposed, is the case no longer final for the purpose of applying an intervening ameliorative change in the law? (See also People v. Federico (2020) 50 Cal.App.5th 318, review granted 8/26/2020 (S263082/E072620)). (People v. Padilla (2020) 50 Cal.App.5th 244, review granted 8/26/2020 (S263375/B297213).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • In re Moore (June 19, 2020, B299307) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/30/2020 (S263576)
  • People v. Quiroz (July 16, 2020, B296705) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/14/2020 (S263880)
  • People v. Hwang (2021) 60 Cal.App.5th 358, review granted 4/14/2021 (S267274/B301972)

Sentencing
Updated: 3/10/2021 Three Strikes Sentencing When There Are Multiple Current Violent or Serious Felony Convictions

Does the Three Strikes law (Pen. Code, 667, subd. (c)(6) & (7), 1170.12, subd. (a)(6) & (7)) require consecutive terms on multiple current violent or serious felony convictions, regardless of whether the offenses occurred on the same occasion or arose from the same set of operative facts? (People v. Henderson (2020) 54 Cal.App.5th 612, review granted 12/23/2020 (S265172/B298366).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Schafer (Nov. 5, 2020, C083560) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/10/2021 (S266096)
  • People v. Aguirre (Dec. 14, 2020, B296528) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (SS266762)

Sentencing
Updated: 12/23/2020 Does Gallardo (Limiting Judicial Fact-Finding for Prior Convictions) Apply Retroactively

Do the limitations of People v. Gallardo (2017) 4 Cal.5th 120 on judicial fact-finding concerning the basis for a prior conviction apply retroactively to final judgments? (Compare In re Milton (2019) 42 Cal.App.5th 977 with In re Brown (Feb. 25, 2020, E071401) 45 Cal.App.5th 699.) (In re Milton (2019) 42 Cal.App.5th 977, review granted 3/11/2020 (S259954/B297354).) A request for an order directing depublication of the opinion was denied.

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • In re Chamberlain (Dec. 24, 2019, B300885) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/25/2020 (S260133)
  • In re Brown (2020) 45 Cal.App.5th 699, review granted 6/10/2020 (S261454/E071401)
  • In re Haden (2020) 49 Cal.App.5th 1091, review granted 8/12/2020 (S263261/A158376)
  • In re Scott (2020) 49 Cal.App.5th 1003, review granted 8/12/2020 (S262716/D076909)
  • In re Jackson (Oct. 13, 2020, E072464) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/23/2020 (S265676)

Sentencing
Updated: 7/15/2020 Alternate Penalty Provision of Criminal Street Gang Penalty Statute (Pen. Code, 186.22, subd. (b)(4)(B)) for Conspiracy Conviction

Did the trial court err by sentencing defendant to 15 years to life under the alternate penalty provision of the criminal street gang penalty statute (Pen. Code, 186.22, subd. (b)(4)(B)) for his conviction of conspiracy to commit home invasion robbery, even though conspiracy is not an offense listed in the penalty provision? (People v. Lopez (2020) 46 Cal.App.5th 505, review granted 7/15/2020 (S261747/F076295).)

Sentencing
Updated: 6/17/2020 Fines, Fees, Assessments and Considering Defendant's Ability to Pay

(1) Must a court consider a defendant's ability to pay before imposing or executing fines, fees, and assessments? (2) If so, which party bears the burden of proof regarding the defendant's inability to pay? (People v. Kopp (2019) 38 Cal.App.5th 47, review granted 11/13/2019 (S257844/D072464).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Hicks (2019) 40 Cal.App.5th 320, review granted 11/26/2019 (S258946/B291307)
  • People v. Belloso (2019) 42 Cal.App.5th 647, review granted 3/11/2020 (S259755/B290968)
  • People v. Cowan (2020) 47 Cal.App.5th 32, review granted 6/17/2020 (S261952/A156253)

Sentencing
Updated: 2/24/2020 One Strike Law Pleading and Sentencing

(1) Did the Court of Appeal err by disagreeing with People v. Jimenez (2019) 35 Cal.App.5th 373 and endorsing as mandatory the sentencing practice prohibited in that case; (2) Is the Court of Appeal's decision incorrect under People v. Mancebo (2002) 27 Cal.4th 735; (3) Did the Court of Appeal err by failing to address petitioner's claims as to the issues of waiver and estoppel? (In re Vaquera (2019) 39 Cal.App.5th 233, review granted 11/26/2019 (S258376/G056786).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Zaldana (2019) 43 Cal.App.5th 527, review granted 3/18/2020 (S259731/B295959)
  • People v. Schafer (Feb. 4, 2019, C083560) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/13/2020 (S261258)
  • People v. Camphor (Aug. 31, 2020, A151488) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/10/2020 (S264836)
  • People v. Figueroa (Aug. 26, 2020, F077514) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/9/2020 (S264653)
  • People v. Beavers (Nov. 30, 2020, G056848) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/24/2021 (S266408)

 

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