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People v. Carlin, H028513

An order commiting defendant to the custody of the State Department of Mental Health under the Sexually Violent Predators Act (SVPA) is reversed as the prosecution's reliance on hearsay evidence to prove predicate sexually violent offenses was a violation of due process.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/26/2007
  • Published 04/26/2007


  • MIHARA, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • J. Wilder Lee, Under Appointment by the Sixth District, Appellate Program, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General of the State of California, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Eric D. Share, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Ann P. Wathen Deputy Attorney General, for Respondent.
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