Diigo Post Excerpt:
This court summarized some of the procedural background of Sanchez's case in Langhorne v. Superior Court (2009) 179 Cal.App.4th 225, as follows: "Sanchez was convicted of one count of lewd act on a child in both 1979 and 1982. He was initially committed as a sexually violent predator in 2000. Thereafter, Sanchez was recommitted for additional two-year terms, with the most recent two-year commitment term extending to January 19, 2008. [Citation.] [¶] On June 8, 2007, before the expiration of the most recent two-year commitment period, the People filed a `motion to retroactively apply an indeterminate term to respondent' under the 2006 amendments to the SVPA. The trial court granted the motion on July 19, 2007, and ordered that Sanchez be committed to the custody of the State Department of Mental Health for an indeterminate term. Sanchez appealed, and this court reversed the order imposing an indeterminate term of commitment in an opinion filed on July 10, 2008. [Citation.]" (Id. at pp. 230-231; see People v. Sanchez (July 10, 2008, H031856) [nonpub. opn.].) On June 4, 2008, while Sanchez's appeal in case No. H031856 was pending, the People filed a petition to extend his commitment from the date his prior two-year term expired to "the term prescribed by law." The petition was supported by evaluations from Steven R. Jenkins, Ph.D. and C. Mark Patterson, Ph.D.; the evaluations had been performed in March and April of 2008.