People v. AguilarAnnotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of one count of corporal injury on a spouse. The trial court placed Defendant on probation and, without objection, imposed various fees, including probation-related costs and an order for reimbursement of the fees paid to appointed trial counsel. On appeal, Defendant challenged the fees on the grounds that the trial court imposed the fees without making a finding of his ability to pay and that he was not advised of and did not waive his right to a court hearing on the probation supervision fee. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) as established in the companion case of People v. Trujillo, the appellate forfeiture rule applies to challenges to fees imposed at sentencing; and (2) Defendant’s failure to object to the fees in the trial court precluded him from challenging the fees on appeal.