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Supreme Court of California

People v. Fontenot, 247044

Affirmed. Defendant was charged with completed kidnapping but was convicted of attempted kidnapping. Defendant argued that a conviction for a crime he was not charged with violates the Sixth Amendment. The court held that a criminal defendant can be convicted of an attempted crime despite being charged with a completed crime because being charged with a completed crime is sufficient notice that he could be charged with an attempted crime.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/08/26


  • Cuéllar


  • Supreme Court of California


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