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Name: People v. Rivera
Case #: H023879
Opinion Date: 03/25/2003
Citation: 107 Cal.App.4th 1374
Summary

It was not error for the trial court to have admitted for the purposes of impeachment at trial, appellant’s prior juvenile adjudication for misdemeanor possession of a deadly weapon with the intent to assault. Appellant had argued that the offense, like the offense of simple assault, was not one of moral turpitude. The appellate court here disagreed, finding that the combination of elements of the offense of possessing a dangerous weapon with the intent to commit assault “generates a synergy that represents a degree of public harm significantly greater than simple assault.”