Friday, December 15, 2017

People v. Richards (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 15, 2017)

You don't see many convictions like the one in today's opinion, which was for "attempting to take another person from the lawful custody of a peace officer by means of a riot in violation of Penal Code sections 405a and 664."

You also might think that this is a pretty serious offense.  After all, it involves interfering with a police officer, and that whole "by means of a riot" thing sounds fairly bad.

But no.  Defendant only gets 90 days in jail.

Not that serious at all, apparently.