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Latest First District Victories

June 2, 2021

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Panel Attorney: William Capriola

In a case in which appellant was convicted of, among other sex offenses, annoying or molesting a child under Penal Code section 647.6, subdivision (c)(2), the Court of Appeal found that insufficient evidence established an essential element of the crime – that appellant’s conduct was both objectively and subjectively irritating or disturbing. Additionally, the Court found trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to object to inadmissible and prejudicial testimony on several significant topics. Thus, the court reversed the judgment of conviction as to all counts.

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Latest Panel Alerts

April 28, 2021

Probation, Mandatory Supervision, Parole, and Postrelease Community Supervision Webinar: Understanding the Differences and Challenging Condition

Until 2011, there were two primary forms of revocable supervision in California: probation and parole. With the passage of the… more

April 7, 2021

The California Racial Justice Act Webinar: Understanding and Leveraging this Groundbreaking Legislative Reform on Appeal

In September 2020, Governor Newsom signed the California Racial Justice Act (RJA), a groundbreaking law designed to address rampant racial… more

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