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In re Jeffrey M., F048648

Juvenile court order holding mother jointly and severally liable for restitution to the victim of her son's offense, committed while the son was a minor, but he was 18 at the time of the disposition order, is affirmed over claims that: 1) Welfare and Institutions Code section 730.7 allows parental liability only when the restitution order is imposed upon a person who is a "minor," and that the operable date is the date of the restitution order; 2) the court violated state and federal law when it imposed restitution without mother being present, denied her the right to appointed counsel, and deprived her of due process; and 3) holding mother, but not father, jointly and severally liable for the restitution order violates equal protection guarantees.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/28/2006
  • Published 07/28/2006

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • George Bond, Executive Director, and Sandra T. Uribe, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Objector and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Mary Jo Graves, Assistant Attorney General, Catherine Chatman and Julie A. Hokans, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent., No appearance for Defendant and Respondent.
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