No. C037300.

124 Cal.Rptr.2d 683 (2002)

101 Cal.App.4th 958

The PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. Maher MEHAISIN, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Third District.

Review Denied November 20, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael B. McPartland, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Petaluma, for Defendant and Appellant.

Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Jo Graves, Senior Assistant Attorney General, J. Robert Jibson, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Janine R. Busch, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.

Certified for Partial Publication*


Defendant Maher Mehaisin was charged with withholding his six-year-old daughter and his four-year-old son from their lawful custodian, their mother. (Pen.Code, § 278.5; further undesignated statutory references are to the Penal Code.) In the published portion of this opinion, we hold defendant's offer of proof of an affirmative defense of necessity was properly rejected as insufficient...

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