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People v. Hundal, C055057

In conviction for committing lewd acts on his daughter when she was 10 years old, $50 sanction imposed on deputy district attorney by the trial court pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 177.5 is reversed where the court exceed its statutory authority because the court did not accord attorney adequate notice or a hearing prior to imposing the sanction.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/25/2008
  • Published 11/25/2008


  • BUTZ, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • James P. Willet, District Attorney (San Joaquin), Edward J. Busuttil, Assistant District Attorney, Daniel G. Bonnet and Kevin A. Hicks, Deputy District Attorneys, for Objector and Appellant Claire Van Vuren.

  • For Appellees:
  • Kyle R. Knapp;  and Peter A. Galgani, for Defendant and Appellant Kanwaljit Hundal., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Michael P. Farrell, Senior Assistant Attorney General, J. Robert Jibson and Peter H. Smith, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent the People.
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