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People v. Scott, 060028

Sentence of 120-years-to-life term imposed when defendant was a minor is affirmed over his argument that the sentence is cruel and unusual because it imposes a de facto life sentence on him as a juvenile offender, where: 1) Penal Code section 3051 complies with the central constitutional requirement that the State provide a juvenile offender with a meaningful opportunity to obtain release within his or her expected lifetime; and 2) the trial court is directed to determine whether defendant was afforded an adequate opportunity to make a record that complies with the requirements set forth in People v. Franklin (2016) 63 Cal.4th 261, 283-284.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/10/12

Judges

  • RAMIREZ

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel