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Name: People v. Stevens
Case #: C036493
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 3 DCA
Opinion Date: 05/29/2001
Subsequent History: Rehg. granted 6/25/01: opn. on rehg. 9/5/01 at 92 Cal.App.4th 11

At sentencing, the Butte County Superior Court ordered appellant to report to the parole office in Kern County 48 hours after his release prison. Apparently the probation report suggested that appellant specifically committed the crimes in order to be paroled in Butte County. The Court of Appeal rejected the People’s concession that the trial court had no authority to direct appellant to a specific parole office. The appellate court found sufficient support in the record to support the implied finding that defendant’s last legal residence was in Kern County. Penal Code section 1170, subdivision (a)(3) requires a parolee to report to the parole office closest to the defendant’s last legal residence. He was on parole from Kern County and his parole had been revoked for leaving Kern County without permission (specifically, by going to Oroville).