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PEOPLE v. ESPINOZA, H021384

Because there was no evidence that defendant utilized any direct or implied threat in molesting a minor, Penal Code section 288, subdivision (b) conviction was reduced to reflect a conviction of the lesser included offense of violating Penal Code section 288, subdivision (a).

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/06/2002
  • Published 02/06/2002

Judges

  • MIHARA, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Alex Green, Under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General of the State of California, David P. Druliner, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Ronald A. Bass, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Christopher W. Grove and Sharon G. Birenbaum, Deputy Attorneys General, for Respondent., Adrienne M. Grover, County Counsel, J. Michael Hogan, Senior Deputy County Counsel, William K. Rentz, Deputy County Counsel, for Monterey County Department of Social Services as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Respondent.
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