Oct. 11, 2022 – Conservatorship of A.A. (1st Dist., Div. 1, A164854)

In a challenge to a “Murphy” conservatorship established under WIC 5008(h)(1)(B), the Court of Appeal holds that appellant’s no-contest plea satisfies the statute’s requirement of a finding of probable cause that the conservatee committed a criminal offense involving death, great bodily harm, or serious threat (WIC 5008(h)(1)(B)(ii)). Appellant entered a no-contest plea to vehicular manslaughter before being found incompetent, and the validity of the plea was not challenged.