Juvenile defendant's sentence is affirmed where: 1) a statement of maximum period of confinement need only be written and not orally pronounced in order to comply with statute; and 2) on a silent record, a court is presumed to have complied with its statutory duty to consider imposition of a confinement period shorter than the adult maximum that might be justified by the facts and circumstances at issue.
Appeal from Monterey County Super. Ct. No. J38483.
Filed August 17, 2009
Before: BAXTER, J., GEORGE, C.J., WERDEGAR, J., CHIN, J., MORENO, J., CORRIGAN, J., KENNARD, J.
Opinion by KENNARD, J.
For Plaintiff: Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Assistant Attorney General, Martin S. Kaye, Laurence K. Sullivan and Jeffrey M. Bryant, Deputy Attorneys General
For Defendant: Lori A. Quick, under appointment by the Supreme Court.