Reverses bench trial rejection of insanity defense because, despite “nonconflicting expert and lay opinion that defendant . . .was insane, the trial court rejected the insanity defense after concluding that the defendant could continue to be a danger to society because of an inadequate State mental health system.”
When defendant made no claim that Spanish language documents he read erroneously translated a standard advisement of the right to counsel or that he did not understand the advice, he failed to show his waiver of counsel was not knowing, voluntary, and intelligent.
Reverses order for $1322.60 jury fee, as statute authorizes no more than $2 as a jury fee. Remands for ability to pay determination as required by statute for order requiring payment of $4527 appointed counsel fee and $164 docket fee.
Sperm Donor Agreements may be valid if they meet criteria beyond the traditional elements of a contract; a physician must be involved in the insemination and the written instrument memorializing the arrangement must be sufficiently thorough and formalized. When parties enter into a facially valid donor agreement contract, the party seeking to avoid the contract has the burden of proof on matters of avoidance.
Five year enhancement for use of a deadly weapon added to sentence for criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon was permitted by statute and by double jeopardy protection.