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Adequate Exercise of Discretion Under In re Manzy W.?

Did the Court of Appeal err in ruling that the trial court adequately exercised its discretion to determine whether the juvenile's offenses were felonies or misdemeanors as required by Welfare and Institutions Code section 702 and In re Manzy W. (1997) 14 Cal.4th 1199? Held:  Welfare and Institutions Code section 702 provides that when a minor is found to have committed a…

Case: In re F.M. (2023) 14 Cal.5th 701
Case Number: S270907
Updated: May 4, 2023
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Court Delegating Authority to Allow Probation Department to Offer Minor Community Service Hours to Work Off Alleged Probation Violations

Did the trial court improperly delegate its authority to the probation department and violate the minor's due process rights by permitting the probation department to offer the minor community service hours "to work off any alleged probation violations"? Held: After determining that D.N., a minor, was within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court because of his violation of criminal laws…

Case: In re D.N. (2022) 14 Cal.5th 202
Case Number: S268437/F080624
Updated: December 12, 2022
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Challenge to Juvenile Court’s Failure to Expressly Declare Offense a Felony or Misdemeanor

Can the juvenile court's failure to expressly declare whether an offense is a felony or a misdemeanor (see In re Manzy W. (1997) 14 Cal.4th 1199) be challenged on appeal from orders in a subsequent wardship proceeding? Opinion By: Justice Corrigan (unanimous decision) Held: A delinquent minor may not challenge the juvenile court's failure to declare a "wobbler" offense a misdemeanor or a…

Case: In re G.C. (2020) 8 Cal.5th 1119
Case Number: S252057
Updated: February 20, 2020
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