Monthly Archives: February 2011

Obtaining Discovery More than 30 Days Before Trial

Under the California Penal Code, prosecutors are required to provide defendants with discovery to assist them in preparing their cases. Depending on the case, discovery can include things like police reports, 911 tapes, witness statements, and prior criminal convictions of … Continue reading

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Prosecuting the Hecklegate 11

I’ve been an attorney practicing criminal law for over 16 years. Until last week, however, I had no idea that the Penal Code explicitly makes it a crime to disturb a meeting. I suspect I’m not the only California lawyer … Continue reading

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Vote for death… I’ll buy you a beer!

Twice per week (on Wednesdays and Fridays), the California Supreme Court issues a notice on its Web site explaining whether any opinions will be published on the next court date. The notices summarize the issue presented in each case, but … Continue reading

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