December 4, 2013
Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Palmer. In Palmer, which was argued in October, the court limited the issues to: (1) Is a claim that the trial court failed to establish a factual basis for defendant’s plea within the meaning of Penal Code section 1192.5 not cognizable on appeal where defense counsel stipulated to a factual basis for the plea? (2) If the claim is cognizable, did defense counsel’s bare stipulation to a factual basis without reference to any document describing the facts sufficiently establish a factual basis?
The opinion can be viewed online tomorrow beginning at 10:00 a.m.