Lesser Included Offenses: Accusatory Pleading Test – Consideration of Evidence from Probable Cause Showing
March 14th, 2017
People v. Ortega (2015) 240 Cal.App.4th 956, 967 held that: “Due process principles of fairness, and defendant’s right to be prosecuted only on the noticed charges consistent with the probable cause showing supporting the accusatory pleading, compel us to agree that sexual battery is a lesser included offense of forcible sexual penetration where, as here, […]
Tags: CC 1045, CC Revisions, Lesser Included Offenses, Sex Crimes, Sexual Battery, Standard of Prejudice
Is Misdemeanor Sexual Battery a Lesser Included of Sexual Battery by Fraud?
March 16th, 2015
There is a split of authority among the Courts of Appeal on the question of whether or not misdemeanor sexual battery (PC 243.4(e)(1)) is a lesser included offense of sexual battery by fraud (PC 243.4 (c)(3).) (See, People v. Babaali (2009) 171 Cal.App.4th 982 and People v. Smith (2010) 191 Cal.App.4th 199.) In […]
Tags: CC 937, CC 938, Lesser Included Offenses, Sexual Battery