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Los Angels County Dep't of Children & Family Serv. v. Superior Court (Stacey P.), B204618

In a case primarily addressing whether a juvenile court may dismiss a dependency petition, sua sponte and with no advance notice, at the conclusion of a detention hearing, the court of appeals rules that, barring exceptional and exigent circumstances not present in the underlying case, it may not.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/16/2008
  • Published 05/16/2008


  • RUBIN, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Raymond G. Fortner, Jr., County Counsel, James M. Owens, Assistant County Counsel, O. Raquel Ramirez and Ali R. Sabouri, Deputy County Counsel, for Petitioner., Law Office of Timothy Martella, Hermosa Beach, Eliot Lee Grossman, South Pasadena, and Renelde Espinoza for Real Party in Interest Stacey P., Children's Law Center of Los Angeles, Carol B. Gasa Kittler and Kenneth Ichiroku for the Minor.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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