Remand When Judge Fails to Consider Youth-Related Factors?

The following short summary of a 2015 case out of the Clara Shortridge Foltz courthouse in downtown Los Angeles exemplifies how a judge is supposed to consider the youth-related factors of a defendant in sentencing, not after sentencing. In all fairness to the judge at issue (Judge Lomelli), the Franklin case was not decided until after this particular case, so the sentencing procedures were not understood at all. Nonetheless, this is a good summary to read to understand Franklin and how it applies to a “Franklin Hearing.” To read this summary, please click on the following link –

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