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Felipe Malago appealed certain mandatory supervision conditions related to alcohol consumption, alcohol testing, alcohol treatment, and substance abuse treatment. Malago contended the superior court abused its discretion when it did not rule on his objections to these conditions, but instead, deferred any rulings to the mandatory supervision judge. He also argued that the conditions were unreasonable and invalid because they were unrelated to Malago's current offense or future criminality. The Court of Appeal agreed that the superior court erred in failing to rule on Malago's objections to the mandatory supervision conditions. However, the Court concluded that Malago suffered no prejudice as the conditions are reasonable and valid. Thus, the Court affirmed.