No. S082112.

124 Cal.Rptr.2d 186 (2002)

28 Cal.4th 1179

52 P.3d 116

The PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. Richard HURTADO, Defendant and Appellant.

Supreme Court of California.

Rehearing Denied October 30, 2002.

Certiorari Denied April 7, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Chris M. Truax, under appointment by the Supreme Court, La Mesa; and Randall B. Bookout, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, San Diego, for Defendant and Appellant.

Daniel E. Lungren and Bill Lockyer, Attorneys General, George Williamson and Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorneys General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Meagan, J. Beale, Crystal L. Bradley, Steven T. Oetting, Robert M. Foster and Bradley A. Weinreb, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


Resolving a question we left open in People v. Torres (2001) 25 Cal.4th 680, 686, footnote 2, 106 Cal.Rptr.2d 824, 22 P.3d 871, We hold that before a defendant can be committed or recommitted under the Sexually Violent Predators Act (Welf. & Inst.Code, § 6600 et seq. (SVPA)),...

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