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People v. G.H., E059718

Denial of precommitment custody credits to defendant for time served against his three-year incompetency commitment to a state hospital is affirmed, where: 1) the legislature enacted Penal Code section 1370 with the purpose of providing treatment to mentally incompetent persons in order to restore their competency, not as punishment; 2) a defendant charged with crimes wherein the maximum term of confinement exceeds the three-year period of confinement is not entitled to have his or her precommitment credits deducted against the maximum term of confinement; and 3) neither due process principles or statutory objectives are compromised by construing section 1370 in this manner.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/30/2014
  • Published 10/30/2014

Judges

  • Ramirez

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel