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People v. Jones, E045100

Conviction and sentence for arson is affirmed where: 1) defendant waived claims that the court erred in not specifically advising him of the direct consequences of his admission and that it imposed aggravated terms without considering mitigating factors as he did not raise either before sentencing; 2) evidence did not support defendant's ineffective assistance of counsel claim; 3) court did not abuse its discretion by relying on plaintiff's prior arson offense multiple times in calculating his sentence; and 4) sentence imposed by the court was based on aggravating factors that met constitutional standards, and it was constitutionally insignificant that the court may also have relied on other aggravating factors as well.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/25/2009
  • Published 03/25/2009

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Stephen S. Buckley, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Jeffrey J. Koch and Scott Taylor, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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