Apr. 18, 2022 – People v. King (2nd Dist., Div. 2, B315265)

Where defendant brought a motion to correct an unauthorized sentence 30 years after it was imposed, the Court of Appeal finds the trial court lacked jurisdiction to hear the motion because the unauthorized sentence rule constitutes an exception to the forfeiture doctrine and does not grant the trial court jurisdiction to hear a challenge to an unauthorized sentence after execution of sentence has commenced. The court dismisses the appeal, concluding that because the trial court lacked jurisdiction to hear the motion or modify the sentence, the denial of the motion is not an appealable order.

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