California Court of Appeals, First District, Fourth Division
In re KEITH C., a Person Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law.
v. KEITH C., Defendant and Appellant.
Alameda County Superior Court No. OJ06003300-01. Trial Judge: Hon. Leopoldo E. Dorado
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Sidney S. Hollar, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.
Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Assistant Attorney General, Eric D. Share and Christina vom Saal, Deputy Attorneys General for Plaintiff and Respondent.
The issue presented in this case is whether a juvenile court, having ordered 15-year-old ward Keith C. to pay victim restitution, had authority to enter an abstract of judgment restating the restitution order upon termination of Keith’s wardship, more than two years after he turned 21. We hold that it was authorized to do so, and thus affirm.
In February 2006, the Alameda County District Attorney filed a wardship petition (Welf. & Inst. Code,  § 602) alleging Keith, then 15 years old, unlawfully took and drove a Toyota van owned by Kenneth Thomas (Veh.
Code, § 10851, subd. (a); count one) and received, withheld, or concealed the stolen van (Pen. Code, § 496; count two).
At a hearing on June 20, 2006, the juvenile court determined the amount of restitution owed to Thomas was $2, 180. This amount included towing costs, the loss of the van (which was rendered inoperable), a uniform and tools that were in the van, and lost wages. At the same hearing, the court amended count two of the petition to charge the lesser included offense of misdemeanor receiving stolen property, and Keith admitted that charge in exchange for dismissal of count one. At disposition on July 31, 2006, the court adjudged Keith ...