CA Supreme Court Opinion in R.V.

Published On: May 1, 2015


CA Supreme Court Decision in in re R.V. – decision reversed a lower court decision which had found a 16 year-old Orange County boy competent to stand trial. The case raised two issues of first impression, including the question of who has the burden of proof in showing incompetence, and also, what the standard of appellate review is in juvenile competence cases.

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