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People v. C.S.A., No. A122776

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By FindLaw Staff on February 01, 2010 12:15 PM

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. 

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Appellate Information

Filed January 29, 2010

Judges

Opinion by Judge Banke

Counsel
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

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