United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Joaquin Giraldo, Aka, Wilson Munoz, Guillermo, Defendant-appellant, 988 F.2d 123 (9th Cir. 1993)Annotate this Case
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California; No. CR-90-0790-JGD, John G. Davies, District Judge, Presiding.
Before JAMES R. BROWNING, HUG and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges.
Giraldo argues the government failed to comply with the parental notice requirements of the Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act (FJDA). 18 U.S.C. §§ 5031, 5032. After five hearings held over the course of two months, the district court found that Giraldo was an adult at the time of the offense. Giraldo does not challenge this finding on appeal. Because Giraldo was an adult, the notice requirements of the FJDA do not apply to him.
We note from the record that Giraldo's counsel may have had a conflict of interest that prevented him from independently advising Giraldo regarding cooperation with the government. Because Giraldo has not pressed this issue on appeal, we do not address it.