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Archives - February 2010

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Feb

CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE: COURT OF APPEALS RULES FAVORABLY ON DEFENSE MELENDEZ-DIAZ/CRAWFORD CASE

A multitude of cases were granted review last year on the Melendez-Diaz/Crawford issue. It’s a hot topic. Actually, it’s pretty straight forward. But it’s a hot topic because it stops the prosecution from trying to convict defendant’s without their ability to confront the evidence against them. And try and try and try again they will. …

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Feb

CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER CHARLES MADDOX CHALLENGES INCUMBENT JUDGE IN ORANGE COUNTY

February 23, 2010 DEFENSE LAWYER CHALLENGES O.C. JUDGE By Don J. DeBenedictis Daily Journal Staff Writer SANTA ANA – The lone Orange County Superior Court judge being challenged for re-election in June faces a lawyer who is best known for devising a short-lived, surreptitious route to snaring a misdemeanor dismissal, and who is miffed about …

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Feb

CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE: MIRANDA ON THE BLINK

RIGHT TO COUNSEL DURING INTERROGATION It’s Miranda week at the U.S. Supremes, and they hand over two losses to the defense. The first one deals with the right of the defendant to have counsel DURING questioning. The Florida police here told the defendant that he had the right to counsel BEFORE questioning, and that he …

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