29 Cited authorities

  1. People v. Hill

    17 Cal.4th 800 (Cal. 1998)   Cited 2,187 times
    Reversing a conviction and sentence in a capital murder case fraught with several instances of seriously prejudicial misconduct, none of which bears any resemblance to Estrada's circumstances
  2. People v. Giordano

    42 Cal.4th 644 (Cal. 2007)   Cited 553 times   1 Legal Analyses
    In Giordano, the court determined that the California restitution statute allowed a surviving spouse to receive lost economic support for the next five years as a restitution award.
  3. People v. Arias

    13 Cal.4th 92 (Cal. 1996)   Cited 705 times
    In People v. Arias, 913 P.2d 980, 1042 (Cal. 1996), for instance, defendant argued that California's death penalty scheme "violate[d] the Eighth Amendment's proscription against cruel and unusual punishment because it allows prosecutors 'standardless' discretion to decide when to seek the death penalty and thus leads to arbitrary and capricious imposition of the death penalty.
  4. People v. Zackery

    147 Cal.App.4th 380 (Cal. Ct. App. 2007)   Cited 457 times
    In Zackery, the court of appeal vacated the defendant's sentence on one count because the defendant never changed his plea of not guilty to that count.
  5. People v. Knoller

    41 Cal.4th 139 (Cal. 2007)   Cited 359 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Discussing elements of implied malice second-degree murder
  6. People v. Brown

    147 Cal.App.4th 1213 (Cal. Ct. App. 2007)   Cited 319 times
    In Brown, the trial court erred by imposing a restitution award that violated the defendant's plea bargain, which had called for a lesser award.
  7. People v. Turrin

    176 Cal.App.4th 1200 (Cal. Ct. App. 2009)   Cited 205 times
    In Turrin, the defendant purported to appeal from an order denying his request to modify restitution fines because he lacked the ability to pay.
  8. People v. Defrance

    167 Cal.App.4th 486 (Cal. Ct. App. 2008)   Cited 107 times
    In DeFrance, the court recognized the general rule that a stipulation waiving preparation of a reporter's transcript forfeits a claim of inadequate record.
  9. People v. Noguera

    4 Cal.4th 599 (Cal. 1992)   Cited 167 times
    In People v. Noguera (1992) 4 Cal.4th 599, 636 [ 15 Cal.Rptr.2d 400, 842 P.2d 1160], and in People v.Jackson (1996) 13 Cal.4th 1164, 1229 [ 56 Cal.Rptr.2d 49, 920 P.2d 1254], we clarified that the murder need not be committed exclusively, or even primarily, for financial gain. Taken together, these cases have opened the door for the financial-gain special circumstance to be applied where the defendant gains financially in any respect from the murder, even if financial gain is not a motive for the killing.
  10. People v. Lara

    48 Cal.4th 216 (Cal. 2010)   Cited 74 times
    Upholding a trial court's ruling for an extension of a patient's commitment that was made seven months after the commitment was scheduled to terminate
  11. Section 1202.4

    Cal. Pen. Code § 1202.4   Cited 1,820 times
    Authorizing restitution for "[e]xpenses to install or increase residential security incurred related to a crime . . . including, but not limited to, a home security device or system, or replacing or increasing the number of locks"
  12. Section 20001

    Cal. Veh. Code § 20001   Cited 538 times
    Leaving the scene of an accident resulting in bodily injury or death
  13. Section 1203.3

    Cal. Pen. Code § 1203.3   Cited 127 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Addressing the authority of state courts during the term of probation "to revoke, modify, or change its order of suspension of imposition or execution of sentence"