April 19, 2013

Objection-to-booking-fee, accessory-to-felony opinions filing Monday

The Supreme Court on Monday will file two criminal law opinions.

In People v. McCullough, argued in February, the court will decide whether the defendant forfeited his claim that he was unable to pay the $270.17 jail booking fee (Gov. Code, section 29550.2) imposed by the trial court at sentencing, because he failed to object at the time?

The issue in People v. Nuckles, argued in March, is: Was defendant properly convicted of being an accessory to a felony for assisting another person to abscond from his parole term after serving his sentence for that felony?

The opinions can be viewed online beginning at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning.

The court almost always gives at least a day’s notice of a forthcoming opinion filing. The court’s criminal sentencing opinion yesterday in People v. Clancey, argued in February, is an exception.

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