People vs. Rodrigo Caballero

David Elias Durchfort

Case Conclusion Date:August 16, 2012

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Won

Description:Attorney David E. Durchfort won a landmark California Supreme Court case with national implications. In People vs. Rodrigo Caballero, sentencing minors to near-life terms for non-homicide crimes was deemed cruel and unusual punishment. Affected prisoners can now file petitions for writs of habeas corpus to obtain lower sentences. For the full decision see http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S190647.PDF