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Name: M.E. v. Superior Court (2023) 88 Cal.App.5th 1199
Case #: B323404
District 2 DCA
Division: 6
Opinion Date: 03/06/2023

Because the juvenile court lacked jurisdiction over a 26-year-old person, he could not be placed on deferred entry of judgment (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 790) in the juvenile court for an offense committed as a minor. In 2022, a WIC section 602 petition was filed against 25-year-old petitioner regarding a crime committed as a minor. The juvenile court granted deferred entry of judgment (DEJ) (§ 790). Petitioner sought writ relief, citing lack of jurisdiction due to his age. Held: Writ of mandate issued directing the superior court to vacate its order granting DEJ and dismiss the 602 petition. An…

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Name: In re J.G.
Case #: S240397
Court: CA Supreme Court
District CalSup
Opinion Date: 02/25/2019

Where minor was granted deferred entry of judgment and successfully completely probation, juvenile court did not err in ordering conversion of unpaid restitution balance to a civil judgment. J.G. admitted allegations in a juvenile delinquency petition that he committed vandalism and trespassed and the juvenile court granted deferred entry of judgment (DEJ). Following hearings to address restitution, the juvenile court set the total amount of restitution at $36,381. The court later found J.G. successfully completed all terms of his probation other than payment of restitution, dismissed the petition, and converted the unpaid balance of restitution to a civil judgment. J.G.…

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Name: In re N.R.
Case #: B278221
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 6
Opinion Date: 09/21/2017

Juvenile court did not abuse its discretion by lifting minor's deferred entry of judgment based on minor's decision to discontinue his education in violation of his probation terms. In a juvenile delinquency proceeding, appellant admitted driving a vehicle without consent (Veh. Code, § 10851, subd. (a)) and admitted that he was failing his high school classes. The juvenile court granted deferred entry of judgment with terms of probation that required appellant to attend school every day, maintain at least a C grade in each class, and participate in a program to obtain a high school diploma or GED. Appellant complied…

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Name: In re Trenton D.
Case #: A144070
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 1 DCA
Division: 1
Opinion Date: 11/23/2015

Reversal is required where prosecution provided inadequate notice to minor of his eligibility for deferred entry of judgment (DEJ). Following a contested jurisdictional hearing, Trenton was declared a ward of the court for being a minor in possession of a firearm (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 602; Pen. Code, § 29610). He was committed to a rehabilitation facility for six months. On appeal he claimed he received insufficient notice of his DEJ eligibility (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 790, et seq.). Held: Reversed. Under Welfare and Institutions Code section 790 et seq., in lieu of jurisdictional and dispositional hearings, a…

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Name: In re C.Z.
Case #: E057520
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 2
Opinion Date: 12/11/2013

Minor is ineligible for deferred entry of judgment (Welf. & Inst. Code § 790) if his previous grant of informal supervision (Welf. & Inst. Code, §§ 654 and 654.2) was revoked. In 2009, a petition was filed alleging the minor resisted an officer. He was placed on informal supervision pursuant to sections 654 and 654.2, but it was later revoked. In connection with a subsequent petition, the court ruled that minor was ineligible for deferred entry of judgment (DEJ) under section 790 because his informal supervision had been revoked. Held: Affirmed. To be eligible for DEJ, the minor must meet…

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Name: In re T.C.
Case #: H038065
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 6 DCA
Opinion Date: 11/09/2012

Restitution order issued in conjunction with Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ) is not an appealable order. The minor admitted a car theft and was granted DEJ. As a condition of participating in the DEJ program, the minor was required to make restitution to the car owner, including over $2000 in interest the owner had paid on the car loan. On appeal, the minor contested the interest-based restitution order. The minor argued that he was not appealing from the DEJ order, but from an order imposing restitution as a condition of probation, and therefore the order was…

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Name: People v. C.W.
Case #: A132159
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 1 DCA
Division: 4
Opinion Date: 07/18/2012

Juvenile court is required to give notice of the minor's eligibility for deferred entry of judgment (DEJ) and to consider the minor's suitability for DEJ, prior to entering a dispositional order. The minor was charged with five counts of second degree burglary. The district attorney filed a form regarding the minor's eligibility for DEJ but did not check the box on the form reflecting that notice of eligibility had been given. During court hearings in the minor's case there was no mention of her eligibility for DEJ. After a contested jurisdictional hearing the court sustained four of the allegations. At…

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Name: In re D.L.
Case #: C067525
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 3 DCA
Opinion Date: 05/17/2012

Appellant, a minor, was deprived of the opportunity for a hearing and deprived of fundamental procedural rights when the juvenile court did not follow specified procedures in determining appellant's suitability for deferred entry of judgment (DEJ). A juvenile wardship petition was filed charging appellant with various offenses. The prosecutor filed a determination of eligibility for DEJ in compliance with statutory requirements. At a trial readiness conference, the court found appellant was eligible but not suitable for DEJ without a hearing. Following a contested jurisdictional hearing, the court sustained the petition. On appeal, appellant contended that the juvenile…

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