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Criminal Law Supreme Court Slip Opinion

by Booth, George


SC20391 - State v. Imperiale (Illegal possession of child pornography in the second degree; Violation of Probation; "The defendant, Joseph Louis Imperiale, appeals from the judgment of the trial court, Danaher, J., revoking his probation and sentencing him to an effective term of imprisonment of two years. He claims that the trial court improperly denied his motion to dismiss the violation of probation charge because the condition of probation on which the charge was predicated, namely, that he participate in an inpatient sex offender treatment program, violated his fourteenth amendment rights to due process and equal protection, as well as the constitutional prohibition against the imposition of cruel and unusual punishment. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.")