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Name: People v. Schoeb
Case #: C048118
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 3 DCA
Opinion Date: 09/13/2005

Appellant pleaded guilty to nine separate charges from five different cases in exchange for a dismissal of other charges in those cases. On appeal, he challenged the imposition of multiple restitution fines under Penal Code section 1202.4. The appellate court rejected his argument, finding that the cases were never consolidated, and the abstracts and minute orders continued to reflect separate case numbers. Further, the total restitution fine did not exceed the $10,000 limit imposed by statute. Appellant also challenged the imposition of five court security fees under section 1465.8. The appellate court rejected that argument as well, concluding that section 1465.8 unambiguously requires a fee to be imposed for each conviction. Since there were nine convictions, imposition of nine $20 security fees was appropriate. Therefore the appellate court directed the trial court to impose four additional security fees which had not been imposed.