Villa v. Knowles

Filing 49

ORDER GRANTING HABEAS CORPUS PETITION. and remands the case to the state trial court to amend Petitioner's Judgment. Signed by Judge James Ware on September 27, 2010. (jwlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/27/2010) Modified on 9/27/2010 (cv, COURT STAFF).

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Villa v. Knowles Doc. 49 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Alfred Villa, v. IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION NO. C 03-04766 JW Petitioner, ORDER GRANTING HABEAS CORPUS PETITION Michael Knowles, Warden, Respondent. / Pursuant to the Ninth Circuit remand in this action,1 the Court GRANTS Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and remands the case to the state trial court to amend Petitioner's Judgment as follows: (1) As to pre-sentence credits, Petitioner's pre-sentence credits shall be recalculated pursuant to Penal Code 4019, and he shall be awarded 142 days 4019 credits. The court shall issue a minute order and Amended Judgment to reflect these modifications. With respect to post-conviction credits, the trial court shall issue a minute order and amended abstract of judgment to the Department of Corrections to restrict Petitioner's prison credits under Penal Code 2933.1 only as to the 12 years of consecutive sentences imposed as to Counts 14 and 15, and order that as to all other portions of Petitioner's sentence, he is entitled to the one-for-one credits of 2933.2 United United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 (2) Within thirty (30) days from the date of this Order, Respondent shall file a notice with the Court as well as the required Amended Judgment from the state trial court confirming that the state has complied with the Court's Order. Dated: September 27, 2010 JAMES WARE United States District Judge 1 25 26 27 28 2 (See Docket Item Nos. 43, 44.) Although on remand, the Ninth Circuit left open the issue of whether 2933.1 may be applied to Counts 14 and 15, Petitioner, in his post-remand brief, concedes that 2933.1 applies to both counts. (See Docket Item No. 47 at 2-3.) Petitioner further clarifies that he has never disputed the correctness of the state appellate court's conclusion on this issue. (Id.) Accordingly, the Court finds that there is no longer any controversy in the Petition regarding credit restrictions and issues this Order and Amended Judgment granting the Petition for Habeas Corpus. Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT COPIES OF THIS ORDER HAVE BEEN DELIVERED TO: Arthur Paul Beever arthur.beever@doj.ca.gov Glenn R. Pruden glenn.pruden@doj.ca.gov John H. Deist John.Deist@doj.ca.gov William M. Robinson bill@sdap.org Dated: September 27, 2010 Richard W. Wieking, Clerk By: /s/ JW Chambers Elizabeth Garcia Courtroom Deputy United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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