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People v. Contreras, No. F056089

Conviction of defendant for drug possession and enhanced sentence based on prior conviction for controlled substance is affirmed where: 1) defendant's claim that his sentencing was delayed in violation of state and federal constitution is without merit as the record shows abundant justification for the delay which was not presumptively prejudicial; and 2) defendant's ineffective assistance of counsel claim is meritless.   

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Appellate Information

Filed September 23, 2009


Opinion by Judge Gomes


For Appellant:  Tara K. Hoveland, under appointment by the Court of Appeal

For Appelle:  Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Michael P. Farrell, Assistant Attorney General, Michael A. Canzoneri and John A. Bachman, Deputy Attorneys General