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People v. Rowell, C045794

A proceeding to commit a sexually violent predator to the Department of Mental Health for confinement is a civil proceeding with a statutory right, not a constitutional right, to a jury trial.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/13/2005
  • Published 10/13/2005




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Laura Schaefer, San Diego, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Mary Jo Graves, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Stan Cross and Julie A. Hokans, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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