Defendant says that the trial court erred by imposing a no-contact order with the victim for five years. The Attorney General agrees, and confesses error.
The Court of Appeal says: Wrong.
Justice Robie says: "You guys forgot about the amendment. You're right that Section 136.2 only authorized prejudgment no-contact orders, and this one was post-judgment. But the statute was amended in 2012, two years before this guy's conviction and sentence. After the amendment, the statute now authorizes post-judgment no-contact orders too. End of story."
That's why we have the Court of Appeal take its own look at things, eh?