Trial court order dismissing the case against defendant is affirmed where: 1) trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying the request to continue the case beyond the time limit set forth in Penal Code sec. 1382 after finding no courtroom available in which to try the matter, and there was nothing in the record to support the People's claim that the court congestion was caused by the trial court's mismanagement or administrative policy; and 2) the People are foreclosed from refiling the charges in this case under Penal Code sec. 1238 (a)(8).
APPEAL from the Superior Court of Riverside County. Helios (Joe) Hernandez, Judge. Affirmed.
FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION TWO
Filed July 21, 2009
Before RICHLI, Acting P.J., GAUT, J., MILLER, J.
Opinion by RICHLI, Acting P.J.
For Plaintiff: Rod Pacheco, District Attorney, and Alan D. Tate, Deputy District Attorney
For Defendant: Stephen S. Buckley, under appointment by the Court of Appeal.