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People v. Paz, No. G041327

By FindLaw Staff on February 11, 2010 11:13 AM

Conviction of defendant for drug related crimes is affirmed as a defendant who disposes of contraband not out of scruple, but because of the threat of bodily harm or police apprehension cannot invoke People v. Mijares, 6 Cal.3d 415 (1971) (standing for the proposition that under certain limited circumstances, momentary possession of contraband is not legally culpable). 

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Appellate Information

Filed February 10, 2010

Judges

Opinion by Judge Bedsworth

Counsel

Appellant:  Richard Schwartzberg

For Appellee:  Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Scott C. Taylor and Marissa Bejarano, Deputy Attorneys General

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