People v. Super. Ct. (Troyer)Annotate this Case
The People filed a writ petition challenging the trial court's grant of Edward Troyer's motion to dismiss a petition seeking to recommit him for an additional term under the Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVPA), Welf. & Inst. Code 6600 et seq. The trial court concluded that the two evaluations supporting the petition contained “material legal error” because substantial portions of the evaluation reports appeared to have been copied from reports prepared by previous evaluators and that, as a result, the opinions contained in the evaluations were not those of its authors. The court granted the writ petition, concluding that the alleged deficiencies in the evaluations do not constitute "material legal error" under People v. Superior Court (Ghilotti).