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Name: People v. Otto
Case #: S088807
Court: CA Supreme Court
District CalSup
Opinion Date: 07/23/2001
Subsequent History: Rehearing denied 9/12/01
Summary

Welfare and Institutions Code section 6600, subdivision (a)(3), which permits the details of predicate offenses to be proven by documentary evidence in a sexually violent predator proceeding and allows the admission of multiple hearsay that does not meet any exception to the hearsay rule, does not deny due process. Here experts relied in part on police reports and presentence reports in making determinations about the predicate offenses.