PEDERSON v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY (THE PEOPLE), B155839
Penal Code section 1367.1, pertaining to evaluations of misdemeanor defendants whom a trial judge believes may be incompetent to stand trial due to a mental disorder, deprives misdemeanor defendants of equal protection of the laws, and cannot be construed or reformed to preserve its constitutionality.
- Decided 01/28/2003
- Published 01/28/2003
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Michael P. Judge, Public Defender, Terrance Cheung, Maureen Pacheco and John Hamilton Scott, Deputy Public Defenders, for Petitioner., Steve Cooley, District Attorney, Brent Riggs and Fred Klink, Deputy District Attorneys, for Real Party in Interest., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistance Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Steven D. Matthews and Mary E. Sanchez, Supervising Deputy Attorneys General.
- For Appellees:
- No appearance for Respondent.