- Criminal: Riverside Superior Judge John Molloy’s denial of resentencing dismissed in People v. Sims (RIF1205971/E080271)
Ricardo Sims was sentenced to 31 years after being convicted of second degree robbery with two prior convictions in 2013. He filed to be resentenced under the recent reforms of Senate Bills 483 and 136. The trial court denied his motion, and he appealed. He argued that he should have been appointed counsel and been given a resentencing hearing in his presence before the motion was denied. The Court of Appeal ruled that the trial court should hold the hearing on the motion.
- Family: San Bernardino Superior Judge Lynn Poncin’s jurisdictional findings affirmed in In re K.v.