Is a modification of the criminal street gang statute constitutional? Does a federal child welfare law apply to children who are in custody under a protective custody warrant?
These questions brought by Riverside attorneys will be resolved by the California Supreme Court.
The court decided to review three of Riverside’s appellate cases in the last week of September.
People v. Fletcher (S281282) and People v. Scott (S280776) bring the same questions related to Assembly Bill 333, passed in 2021. The bill tightened the definition of a criminal street gang for the purpose of sentencing enhancements. On appeal, both cases ask if the law also invalidates