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People v. Eid, S211702

The Court of Appeal erred in holding that defendants, who were originally charged with kidnapping for ransom and were convicted of two lesser included offenses, felony attempted extortion and misdemeanor false imprisonment, could be convicted of only one lesser included offense, where: 1) because a charged offense puts a defendant on notice of all uncharged lesser included offenses, defendants had notice of, and the opportunity to defend against, the two uncharged lesser included offenses of which they were convicted; 2) defendants were never at risk of being convicted of multiple lesser offenses that were necessarily included in another; and thus, 3) defendants were properly convicted of both lesser included offenses.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/10/2014
  • Published 07/10/2014

Judges

  • LIU

Court

  • Supreme Court of California

Counsel