California Court of Appeals opinion remanding matter to the trial court for further consideration and noting a likelihood of merit in claim that the trial court's failure to provide Appellant with a full advisement of his right to a jury trial in the context of a civil commitment proceeding pursuant to the Sexually Violent Predator Act violated his right to equal protection under federal and state law.
California Court of Appeal decision reversing and remanding trial court in an involuntary commitment SVPA case, holding that exclusion of critical defense expert testimony to rebut the prosecution's two expert witnesses deprived Appellant of a fair trial.
California Court of Appeal opinion affirming denial of appellant's motion to dismiss guilty plea based on ineffective assistance, concluding that counsel was not obligated to advise appellant that a sexually violent predator (SVP) commitment was a possible consequence of his plea.
Supreme Court of California opinion holding that Petitioner was prejudiced by the erroneous admission of hearsay evidence in his probable cause hearing for involuntary commitment pursuant to the Sexually Violent Predator Act.
California Court of Appeal opinion holding that old age, standing alone, is not a sufficient basis for overturning a SVP commitment.
California Supreme Court Opinion holding that a voter-passed constitutional amendment expanding parole eligibility to individuals convicted of non-violent felonies included non-violent sex offenses or people otherwise required to register.
California Court of Appeal opinion finding that a 12 year trial delay in a SVP proceeding violates Due Process.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversing the dismissal of a civil rights complaint, alleging that confinement in a jail as a civil committee violated constitutional rights.
California Court of Appeal decision finding that California state regulations excluding those convicted of non-violent sex offenses from parole eligibility contradicted plain text of a ballot initiatve, and thus was unlawful.
California Supreme Court Opinion holding that a lawsuit brought by therapists challenging a state law that mandated reporting to authorities whenever a client disclosed viewing illegal images to them stated a cognizable privacy claim under the California state constitution.