April 2, 2014
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.