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PEOPLE v. QUINN, B139439

A mentally retarded person who is a danger to himself or to others may be committed to the State Department of Developmental Services under Welfare and Institutions Code section 6500 even if the mental retardation was not a cause of the dangerous condition.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/07/2001
  • Published 02/07/2001




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  •  Paul Bernstein, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.,  Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, David P. Druliner, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Carol Wendelin Pollack, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Lance E. Winters, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Michael C. Keller, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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