California Court of Appeals, First District, Third Division
Modified on Denial of Rehearing 1/8/2020
Cal.Rptr.3d 143] Superior Court of Contra Costa County, Lewis
A. Davis, J. (Contra Costa County Super. Ct. No. 5-171905-3)
District Appellate Project, Jonathan Soglin, San Francisco,
and Jeremy Price, for Defendant and Appellant.
Becerra, Attorney General, Lance E. Winters and Jeffrey M.
Laurence, Assistant Attorneys General, Seth K. Schalit and
Lisa Ashley Ott, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and
Jack Blanchard appeals from an order that adjudicated him
incompetent to stand trial for a probation revocation charge
committed him to the Department of State Hospitals. His
court-appointed counsel has filed a brief seeking our
independent review of the record pursuant to People v.
Wende (1979) 25 Cal.3d 436, 158 Cal.Rptr. 839, 600 P.2d
1071 (Wende ) to determine whether there are any
arguable issues on appeal. After considering whether
Wende requires our independent review of the record
in this circumstance, we conclude it does not. Instead, we
follow and apply the process for review identified by our
Supreme Court in Conservatorship of Ben C. (2007) 40 Cal.4th
529, 53 Cal.Rptr.3d 856, 150 P.3d 738 (Ben C. ).
have reviewed the brief provided by appointed counsel. It
contains a summary of the relevant facts and law, and there
appear to be no arguable issues to be pursued on appeal. We
have also considered supplemental briefing we requested on
the appropriate standard for review in this appeal.
Accordingly, this appeal is dismissed.
Blanchard was arrested after he was seen carrying a backpack
and running away from a home that was not his own. The