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People v. Cobb, S159410

Following defendant's completion of sentence for assault with a deadly weapon and commitment to a state hospital for treatment as a mentally disordered offender, the judgment of the court of appeals that the defendant was not denied due process in extension of his commitment is affirmed, as without a time waiver or good cause, section 2972 does not permit continued confinement when an extension trial does not begin before the scheduled release date.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/08/2010
  • Published 03/08/2010




  • Supreme Court of California


  • For Appellees:
  • Barbara A. Smith, under appointment by the Supreme Court, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Steve Oetting, Sharon L. Rhodes, Bradley A. Weinreb and Robin Derman, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.