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Name: In re Miguel R. (2024) 100 Cal.App.5th 152
Case #: E082250
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 2
Opinion Date: 03/01/2024

Assembly Bill No. 2361’s recent amendments to Welfare and Institutions Code section 707 do not require that any one factor be given greater weight than others in determining whether the minor is amenable to rehabilitation. In 2019, a juvenile wardship petition alleged that M.R. committed murder and other offenses when he was 17 years old. In 2023, following a remand from the Court of Appeal, the juvenile court considered recent amendments to section 707 and again transferred M.R. to criminal court, finding four of five section 707 factors weighed in favor of the transfer, but that there was insufficient evidence to…

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Name: C.S. v. Superior Court (People)
Case #: H045665
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 6 DCA
Opinion Date: 12/06/2018

Juvenile court's failure to articulate its evaluative process by detailing how it weighed the evidence, and to identify the specific facts that persuaded it to transfer the minor's case to criminal court, requires remand for further hearing. C.S. was 15 years old when he participated in a gang assault in which a minor was killed. As permitted in 2012 (former Welf. & Inst. Code, §§ 602, 707), the prosecution charged C.S. in adult criminal court with murder and other offenses. A jury found all charges true. Prior to C.S.'s sentencing, Proposition 57 passed. In part, Proposition 57 ended the practice…

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