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People v. Coleman, B186264

A carjacking conviction under Penal Code section 215 is reversed where the purpose of the statute of conviction is not served by applying it under the circumstances, where the victim's only connection to her employer's stolen automobile was her ability to access the automobile's keys left in her office of employment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/23/2007
  • Published 01/23/2007

Judges

  • DOI TODD, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • California Appellate Project, Jonathan B. Steiner, Los Angeles, and Ronnie Duberstein, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Mary Jo Graves, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Assistant Attorney General, Robert F. Katz and Michael J. Wise, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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