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People v. C.S.A., A122776

Trial court's decision enforcing the cooperation agreement between law enforcement officers and defendant and dismissal of the felony charge and related probation violations is reversed and remanded as, the law enforcement officers had no authority to promise the felony charge and related probation violation s would be dismissed and defendant's reliance on that unauthorized promise had no constitutional consequence permitting dismissal on due process grounds.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/29/2010
  • Published 01/29/2010

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Stephan R. Passalacqua, District Attorney of Sonoma County, William S. Mount, Deputy District Attorney of Sonoma County, Robert A. Maddock, Deputy District Attorney of Sonoma County and Michael Li, Deputy District Attorney of Sonoma County for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Adrian & Gallen and Stephen M. Gallenson, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Respondent.