Dec. 22, 2022 – In re M.G. (6th Dist., H050341)

In a habeas proceeding, the Court of Appeal holds that WIC 5276 imposes a mandatory duty to conduct an evidentiary hearing within two judicial days of a detained person’s request, and that the failure to do so requires that the detainee be immediately released. The court ultimately dismisses the habeas petition as moot because petitioner had already been released.