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People v. Mendez, B217683

Juvenile-defendants' convictions as adults for carjacking, assault with a firearm, and multiple counts of second-degree robbery, including criminal street gang and firearm enhancements on each count, and sentences are affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded where: 1) substantial evidence supports the jury's true findings on the gang allegations; 2) sufficient evidence supported personal use of a firearm; 3) trial court did not err in imposing criminal conviction assessments, but must be corrected to state the correct amount; and 4) defendant's sentence of 84 years to life is remanded as the sentence is the equivalent of life without possibility of parole and is cruel and unusual punishment.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 09/01/2010
  • Decided 09/01/2010
  • Published 09/01/2010


  • TODD


  • California Court of Appeal


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