California Supreme Court Watch

Oct 28, 2015
#15-194 People v. Accredited Surety & Casualty Co., Inc., S229271

#15-194 People v. Accredited Surety & Casualty Co., Inc., S229271. (C075960; 239 Cal.App.4th 293; Shasta County Superior Court; 179179.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying a motion to extend the period to exonerate a bail bond. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in People v. Financial Casualty & Surety Co., S229446 (#15-191), which presents the following issues: (1) Should the good cause standard under Penal Code section 1305.4 for extension of the period to exonerate bail require a demonstration of a reasonable likelihood of success of returning a fugitive? (2) When a court finds there has been a diligent investigation to locate a fugitive, does the burden shift to the People to prove that there is not a reasonable likelihood of success of returning the fugitive? (3) Does an extension of the period to exonerate bail commence on the date on which the initial 180-day period expires or on the date on which the trial court grants the extension?

Review granted/briefing deferred 10/28/2015

See the Petition for Review