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People v. Nichols, C057665

Sentence for failure to register as a convicted sex offender is affirmed where defendant's indeterminate life sentence for failing to register within five days of moving does not violate federal and state constitutional prohibitions against cruel and/or unusual punishment as the failure to register thwarted the purpose of the registration act of being able to be located, and combined with the seriousness of his prior convictions and his sustained criminality, demonstrated that his sentence was not grossly disproportionate to his offense.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/05/2009
  • Published 08/05/2009

Judges

  • NICHOLSON, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Joseph Shipp, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Michael P. Farrell, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Charles A. French and Craig S. Meyers, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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