April 2, 2014

Two juvenile justice opinions filing tomorrow

The Supreme Court will file two opinions tomorrow morning regarding juvenile justice.

In In re Alonzo J., argued in February, the court will decide whether a juvenile court may accept a plea of no contest (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 5.778(e)) from a minor without the consent of the minor’s counsel.

In In re D. B., argued in March, the issue is:  Does Welfare and Institutions Code section 733, subdivision (c), preclude committing a juvenile ward to the Division of Juvenile Justice if the wardship petition includes both qualifying and non-qualifying offenses and the most recent offense is a non-qualifying one?

Both opinions can be viewed online tomorrow beginning at 10:00 a.m.

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