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People v. Torfason, 293047

Reversed. Defendant was judged a mentally disordered offender (MDO) for bipolar disorder. With his bipolar disorder in remission, a re-commitment order was sought for Defendant’s pedophilia. The appeals court held that a re-commitment order must be based on the same mental disorder that was the basis of the original commitment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/08/21

Judges

  • Tangeman

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

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