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Name: People v. DeJongh
Case #: B255784
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 4
Opinion Date: 06/18/2015

Where family law court ordered a mother to take her children to the paternal grandparents' home for an extended visit, mother violated Penal Code section 278.5 by taking the children to Mexico instead. Mrs. DeJongh had joint legal custody of her three minor children with their father, Mr. Miller. In November 2007, DeJongh and Miller entered into a settlement agreement in family court, which constituted an order of the court. The order prohibited both parents from changing the children's residence from Los Angeles without prior written consent, and mandated that Mrs. DeJongh take the children to the paternal grandparents' home…

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Name: People v. Simmons
Case #: A135668
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 1 DCA
Division: 1
Opinion Date: 02/05/2015

Doctrines of invited error and estoppel preclude defendant from complaining that trial court abused its discretion by granting his request to withdraw his plea. Simmons and his codefendant Malbrough were charged with dozens of felonies apiece arising from a series of home invasion robberies they carried out together. Pursuant to a package plea agreement, both pled no contest to 19 felony counts in exchange for 26 years in state prison. However, during the sentencing hearing, Simmons asked to withdraw his plea. The court postponed sentencing so that he could discuss the decision with counsel. When sentencing resumed, Simmons no longer…

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