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People v. Force, 055482

Reversed and remand for new trial. Defendant is a sexually violent predator who is currently receiving treatment at a state mental hospital. He challenged the court order denying his petition to be placed in a conditional release program on the grounds that he was denied a fair trial. The appeals court agreed stating that the prosecutor interfered with Defendant’s right to testify and the trial court erroneously refused to admit his release plan into evidence. The appeals court held that a fair trial is a fundamental right.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/08/29

Judges

  • Bedsworth

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel