Jul. 21, 2022 – In re N.L. (4th Dist., Div. 1, D079759)

The Court of Appeal finds sufficient evidence to support the juvenile court’s finding that appellant committed felony arson of property (PC 451(d)) by “willfully and maliciously” setting fire to a garbage can inside a grocery store bathroom. The court also holds that SB 383’s expansion of eligibility for informal supervision applies retroactively to appellant’s case, and conditionally reverses the adjudication and disposition orders with instructions to consider informal supervision instead of wardship.