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People v. Burton, No. A122183

In an appeal from a trial court's order summarily revoking defendant's probation on the basis of a petition charging a violation that the prosecution later failed to prove, the order is affirmed where, once the expiration of a probation period is tolled, then as long as a probationer is found to have committed some probation violation during the probation period, as charged in a petition filed during the probation period, the trial court retains jurisdiction to revoke probation after the expiration of the probation term, even if the tolling was based on a violation the prosecution did not ultimately prove.   

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Appellate Information

Filed August 31, 2009


Opinion by Judge Ruvolo


Counsel for Appellant: Rachel Lederman

Counsel for Respondent: Edmund G. Brown Jr. Attorney General of California, Gerald A. Engler Senior Assistant Attorney General, Stan Helfman Supervising Deputy Attorney General, John R. Vance, Jr. Deputy Attorney General