recent panel victories


People v. Miller
L. Leavitt : 3/6/2017

Appellant was convicted of kidnapping for the purpose of robbery (Pen. Code, 209, subd. (b)(1)) as well as attempted robbery (Pen. Code, 664, 211). He entered a beauty supply store and demanded money from the clerk at the front of the store. When they...

People v. Vasquez
Scott Concklin : 3/2/2017

After he was found guilty of felony murder, attempted carjacking, and of being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to a term of life without the possibility of parole, the appellant appealed, arguing, in part, that insufficient evidence wa...

People v. Edwards
J. Peter Axelrod : 3/2/2017

Unpublished opinion. Appellant filed a petition under former Welfare and Institutions Code section 6605 to determine whether there was probable cause to believe that his diagnosed mental disorder had so changed that he was not a danger to society and was ...

People v. Leon
Danalynn Pritz : 3/2/2017

The appellant was convicted of second degree murder with firearm and gang enhancements and assault with a firearm. He was sentenced to 40 years to life. At the time the offenses were committed the appellant was 21 years old. In a supplemental brief, appell...

People v. Camarena
William Holzer : 2/28/2017

The court imposed, inter alia, consecutive sentences for assault with a deadly weapon, a car, and a felony vandalism conviction where the victim of the assault managed to leap out of the way as appellant was driving toward him so that the victim's car, and...

People v. Eudave
Patricia Brisbois : 2/27/2017

Unpublished opinion. Appellant was convicted of two felonies as to which the jury found true allegations that the offenses were committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang (Pen. Code, 186.22, subd. (b)). On appeal, appellant argued that the gan...

People v. Dixon
Jeffrey Kross : 2/24/2017

Unpublished opinion. On appeal from a resentencing at which the trial court sentenced the defendant (who was a minor at the time of the crime) to 50 years to life in prison, defendant argued that remand was necessary pursuant to the California Supreme Cou...

People v. Marez
Allen G. Weinberg : 2/23/2017

Among other convictions following his jury trial, appellant was convicted of two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm (Pen. Code, 29800, subd. (a)(1)); the first (count 5), based on a September 15, 2013 incident in which the appellant brand...

People v. Mendoza
Tutti Hacking : 2/23/2017

Police investigating the report of a domestic disturbance involving appellant and his companion, Navarro, commenced a protective sweep inside the residence even though appellant and Navarro were both outside and appellant was sitting on a curb, handcuffed....

David Jimenez
Theresa Stevenson : 2/23/2017

Appellant pleaded to stealing and driving a car unlawfully (Veh. Code, 10851) and was placed on probation subject to, inter alia, the condition that he register as a gang member. The probation report included the information that appellant affiliated wi...

People v. Fritz
Elizabeth Smutz : 2/23/2017

The Court of Appeal agreed with appellant that the trial court erred when it denied a Proposition 47 (Pen. Code, 1170.18) petition for reclassification as to a receiving stolen property conviction. As to the denial of the petition for a grand theft conv...

People v. Williams
Patricia Watkins : 2/21/2017

Unpublished opinion. On appeal from resentencing following a prior appeal, appellant argued that the trial court erred in imposing consecutive sentences for two counts of robbery involving the same two victims for which appellant was separately punished w...