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Archives - August 2011

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Aug

IMPROPER USE OF PRIOR CRIMES EVIDENCE

The defendant was charged with residential burglary based upon entering a house and taking two purses. The DA was able to persuade the judge to allow in evidence of prior thefts by the defendant. The California Court of Appeal holds that admission of these prior acts was error under EC 1101. The prior conduct was …

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Aug

CALIFORNIA POLICE MISCONDUCT: RIGHT TO PITCHESS DISCOVERY OF COMPLAINTS MADE AFTER THE ARREST

YES, WE DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO POLICE MISCONDUCT DISCOVERY OF COMPLAINTS MADE AFTER THE ARREST The defendant was convicted. He appealed and eventually got federal habeas relief. Back in the trial court, the defendant moved for Pitchess (11 Cal.3d 531) discovery against the officers. The trial court granted the motion, but denied any discovery …

19
Aug

LAW OFFICE OF MARY FRANCES PREVOST- FACEBOOK UPDATE PAGE

Please log go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Law-Offices-of-Mary-Frances-Prevost/26825436846 and “Like” the Law Office of Mary Frances Prevost, and follow my by logging onto my RSS feed for daily updates on breaking cases in news and politics. The Law offices of Mary Frances Prevost is dedicated to the zealous defense of the criminally accused, and prosecution of law enforcement …

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