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People v. Reynolds, E047192

Trial court's dismissal of defendant's petition for unconditional release, after he had been recommitted as a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP), is affirmed where: 1) the trial court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing defendant's petition where defendant did not oppose the dismissal motion and conceded there were no changed circumstances at the hearing; and 2) trial counsel provided effective assistance of counsel in not opposing the motion to dismiss where there were no changed circumstances to support a conclusion defendant's condition had so changed he would not be a danger to others.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/10/2010
  • Published 02/10/2010

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Rudy Kraft, 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, Rhonda Cartwright-Ladendorf and Kristen Kinnaird Chenelia, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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