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Name: In re Matthew N.
Case #: C070892
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 3 DCA
Opinion Date: 05/16/2013

Minor found incompetent based on unusual immaturity and inability to understand legal concepts during dispositional proceedings was entitled to withdraw his earlier admission. The prosecution filed a Welfare and Institutions Code 602 petition alleging that the 14-year-old minor had committed a violation of Penal Code section 288, subdivision (a) (lewd and lascivious acts on a person under the age or 14 years). Minor admitted the petition and the case was transferred to the county of the mother's residence for disposition, where he was found incompetent due to developmental delay and lack of maturity. Counsel brought a motion to withdraw…

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