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People v. Carmony, C038802

Defendant's 25-year recidivist sentence, imposed solely for failure to provide duplicate registration information, is reversed where it is grossly disproportionate to the offense and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment under both the state and federal constitutions.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/28/2005
  • Published 03/28/2005


  • BLEASE, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Manuel M. Medeiros, State Solicitor General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Jo Graves, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Janet E. Neeley, Stephen G. Herndon, Michael P. Farrell, Patrick J. Whalen, and Daniel Andrew Eldridge, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Victor S. Haltom, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Sacramento, for Defendant and Respondent., Jack Funk, Assistant State Public Defender, and Michael Vitiello, for California Public Defenders Association as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent.
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