No. C082389.

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. ALBERT LEON BONDS, JR., Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Third District, Sacramento.


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Defendant Albert Leon Bonds, Jr., pleaded no contest to one count of failing to disclose the origin of recording or audio visual work. (Pen. Code, § 653w, subd. (a).)1 The trial court suspended imposition of sentence, placed defendant on formal probation for five years, and ordered him to serve 364 days in county jail as a condition of probation. The trial court also ordered defendant to pay a $25 urinalysis fee.

On appeal, defendant contends the urinalysis fee is an unauthorized sentence because he was not convicted of "`any offense involving the unlawful possession, use, sale, or other furnishing of any controlled substance.' (Pen. Code, § 1203.1ab.)" The People concede the issue.

The trial court failed to identify the authority upon which it relied to order defendant to pay a urinalysis fee. The People and defendant agree the trial court presumably relied on section 1203.1ab, which provides in relevant part that "[u]pon conviction of any offense involving the unlawful possession, use, sale, or other furnishing of any controlled substance, . . . the court, when recommended by the probation officer, shall require as a condition of probation that the defendant shall not use or be under the influence of any controlled substance and shall submit to drug and substance abuse testing as directed by the probation officer. If the defendant is required to submit to testing . . ., the court shall order the defendant to pay a reasonable fee, which shall not exceed the actual cost of the testing." We agree this is a reasonable assumption.

Defendant was not convicted of any of the offenses identified in section 1203.1ab. Moreover, the trial court struck the proposed probation conditions requiring defendant to submit to drug and alcohol testing. Accordingly, on this record, we accept the People's concession that the urinalysis fee provision is an unauthorized sentence and order it stricken from the judgment. (See People v. Valenzuela (2009) 172 Cal.App.4th 1246, 1249 ["an unauthorized sentence may be corrected at any time even if there was no objection in the trial court"].)


The order requiring defendant to pay a $25 urinalysis fee is hereby stricken from the judgment. The judgment is affirmed as modified. The trial court is directed to prepare a corrected judgment and deliver a certified copy to the relevant authority.

BLEASE, Acting P. J. and HULL, J., concurs.


1. Undesignated statutory references are to the Penal Code.


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