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Name: People v. Ackerman
Case #: D082208
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 1
Opinion Date: 06/24/2024
Summary

The Court of Appeal declines to part ways with People v. Lewis (1993) 21 Cal.App.4th 243 and holds that the trial court may impose a great bodily injury enhancement (PC 12022.7) when the defendant is convicted of attempted voluntary manslaughter (PC 664, 192(a)). The court concludes that the Legislature intended to prohibit great bodily injury enhancements only when great bodily injury is an element of the offense and purposefully excluded attempted felonies, including attempted manslaughter, from PC 12022.7(g).

The full opinion is available on the court’s website here: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/D082208.PDF