Docket No. S024618.

6 Cal.4th 1212 (1994)

865 P.2d 56

26 Cal. Rptr.2d 623

ALFREDO A., a Minor, etc., Petitioner, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Respondent; THE PEOPLE, Real Party in Interest.

Supreme Court of California.

January 24, 1994.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Wilbur F. Littlefield, Public Defender, Laurence M. Sarnoff, Sue Robin Pollock and John Hamilton Scott, Deputy Public Defenders, for Petitioner.

De Witt W. Clinton, County Counsel, and Frederick R. Bennett, Assistant County Counsel, for Respondent.

Grover C. Trask II, District Attorney (Riverside), and Gary B. Tranbarger, Deputy District Attorney, as Amici Curiae on behalf of Respondent.

Daniel E. Lungren, Attorney General, and Shirley A. Nelson, Deputy Attorney General, for Real Party in Interest.



In Gerstein v. Pugh (1975) 420 U.S. 103 [43 L.Ed.2d 54, 95 S.Ct. 854] (hereafter Gerstein), the United States Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment requires a prompt judicial determination of "probable cause to believe the suspect has committed a crime" as a prerequisite to an extended pretrial detention following...

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