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Archives - August 2007

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Sep

CALIFORNIA COURT OF APPEALS DEFINES “BURGLARY TOOLS”

The defendant in this case was convicted of California Penal Code section, possession of burglary tools. The tools he possessed were a box cutter and a slingshot. In this case, the Court of Appeals is called on to define the term “burglary tools.”. You might ask yourself, “Are you kidding?” Well, we’re not. What are …

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Aug

JUVENILE PRIOR CONVICTIONS MAY BE USED TO AGGRAVATE ADULT SENTENCES

JUVENILE PRIORS MAY BE USED TO AGGRAVATE ADULT SENTENCES The adult court here imposed upper term on this defendant’s sentence, relying on a juvenile prior as the aggravating factor. The question posed to the California Court of Appeal here is: May a juvenile prior be used as an aggravating factor after Cunningham (127 S.Ct. 856)? …

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Aug

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER SLAPPED ON WRIST FOR ATTACKING SUSPECT

By Ray Huard UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER August 25, 2007 VISTA – A former California Highway Patrol officer was placed on three years’ probation and ordered to perform 300 hours of volunteer work for manhandling an Encinitas man he arrested, a judge ruled yesterday. Brian David Kennedy has resigned the CHP job he held for 17 …

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