SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Rosenfeld Law Firm announced today that a petition filed to civilly commit a client as a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) has been dismissed by the Superior Court of Sacramento (Case # 98673) as a result of the efforts of California criminal and mental health attorney Ken Rosenfeld.
Under California's Sexually Violent Predator Act, Welfare and Institutions Code section 6601 et seq., Mr. Wohlenberg was petitioned to be civilly committed as a SVP. According to WIC § 6604, a person designated as an SVP is to be placed for an indeterminate amount of time in custody of the State Department of State Hospitals and receive sex offender treatment within the confinement of a secure facility.
Rosenfeld said his client was relieved to be able to avoid the SVP designation and reintegrate into the community.
"Thanks to our firm's efforts, Mr. Wohlenberg is a free man," said Rosenfeld. "He's looking forward to beginning the next part of his life."
About The Rosenfeld Law Firm
With offices in Sacramento and San Jose, The Rosenfeld Law Firm provides aggressive defense of a wide range of high-profile criminal defense cases. California criminal defense attorney Ken Rosenfeld defends such cases as first-degree murder and sex offense cases, and also provides DUI defense. In addition to mental health criminal defense, The Rosenfeld Law Firm also practices federal criminal defense and juvenile defense, as well as appellate law and prison law. As a skilled criminal law commentator, Rosenfeld makes regular appearances on KTXL TV and FOX40's Ask An Attorney. Rosenfeld was named 2020 Litigator of the Year by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers. For more information, please contact Ken Rosenfeld directly at (916) 447-2070, or visit http://www.therosenfeldlawfirm.com.
Kenneth Rosenfeld, The Rosenfeld Law Firm, (916) 447-2070, [email protected]
Bernard Hinlo, The Rosenfeld Law Firm, (408) 858-3100, [email protected]
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