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People v. Stevens, B241356

Determination that defendant is a mentally disordered offender (MDO) is affirmed, where a mental health expert may: 1) rely on reliable hearsay in a probation report in rendering an expert opinion to "force or violence," or a threat thereof at an MDO trial; and 2) refer to and consider the underlying probation report in expressing an opinion that the prisoner is an MDO.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/27/2013
  • Published 02/27/2013




  • California Court of Appeal