No. 1-05-AP-000244.

42 Cal.Rptr.3d 405 (2006)

138 Cal.App.4th Supp. 8

The PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. Ihsan GOKCEK, Defendant and Respondent.

Appellate Division, Superior Court, Santa Clara County.

As Modified February 28, 2006.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

George Kennedy, District Attorney, Cindy L. Cole, Deputy District Attorney, Denise J. Raabe, Deputy District Attorney, and Mary Shine, Deputy District Attorney, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Peter F. Goldscheider, Palo Alto, for Defendant and Respondent.



Since 1872, California law has allowed the civil compromise of certain misdemeanor offenses if a criminal defendant adequately compensates the person injured for all costs incurred. (Pen.Code, §§ 1377-1379.) Upon proof of compensation and satisfaction of the injured person, the court can dismiss the criminal charges against the defendant.

In the instant case, the criminal defendant sought dismissal of his...

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