Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Jean Matulis , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.
Edmund G. Brown, Jr. , Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler , Assistant Attorney General, Seth K. Schalit , and Bridget Billeter , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
Court of Appeals of California, Sixth District.
I. STATEMENT OF THE CASE
In 2007, the Santa Clara County District Attorney filed a petition to commit defendant Ramiro Gonzales as a sexually violent predator (SVP) under the Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVP Act). (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 6600 et seq.)1 A jury found defendant qualified as an SVP, and the court ordered defendant committed to the custody of the State...
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