Trial court's decision enforcing a cooperation agreement between law enforcement officers and defendant and dismissal of a felony charge and related probation violations is reversed and remanded as law enforcement officers had no authority to promise the felony charge and related probation violations would be dismissed, and defendant's reliance on that unauthorized promise had no constitutional consequence permitting dismissal on due process grounds.
Filed January 29, 2010
Opinion by Judge Banke
For Appellant: Stephan R. Passalacqua, District Attorney of Sonoma County, William S. Mount, Depurty District Attorney of Sonoma County, Robert A. Maddock, Deputy District Attoreny of Sonoma County and Michael Li, Deputy District Attoreny of Sonoma County
For Appellee: Adrian & Gallen and Stephen M. Gallenson