January 18, 2018 – 16:22 | Comments Off on New Self-Study Live Broadcast Set: Juvenile Delinquency Defense Practice – Saturday, January 20, 2018

2018 Annual Juvenile Delinquency Practice MCLE Self-Study
Live broadcast set for Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 8:00 AM

Program Coordinator:
Arthur L. Bowie, Supervising Assistant Public Defender, Ret., Sacramento County

Note: The 2018 Juvenile DEPENDENCY Program page can be …[select title for full text]

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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 19, 2018
January 19, 2018 – 14:52 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 19, 2018
THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 19, 2018

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
WHEN IS A DEFENDANT IN CUSTODY, THEREBY TRIGGERING MIRANDA?
It’s interesting that after all the years where we rarely won a Miranda motion in an …[select title for full text]

Criminal Law Case Summaries: December-January 2017-2018
January 19, 2018 – 09:56 | Comments Off on Criminal Law Case Summaries: December-January 2017-2018

by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
1. People v. Sanchez (2017) Cal.App.5th , reported on December 21, 2017, in 2017 Los Angeles Daily Journal 12026, the Fifth Appellate District held …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 12, 2018
January 12, 2018 – 18:26 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 12, 2018
THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 12, 2018

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
REVERSAL FOR A HEARING ON WHETHER RACISM INFECTED A DEATH VERDICT
This is an unsigned, per curiam order from the US Supremes. The defendant was …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 5, 2018
January 4, 2018 – 19:43 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 5, 2018
THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 5, 2018

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
TIME LIMIT FOR PRELIM. AFTER REINSTATEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS
The defendant was charged with various felonies. He waived time for his prelim. He was then found …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending December 29, 2017
December 29, 2017 – 15:50 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending December 29, 2017
THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending December 29, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
LIMITATION ON USE OF GANG INJUNCTIONS
For a long time, literally decades, the prosecution has been using civil “gang” injunctions against our clients. Typically, the …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending December 22, 2017
December 23, 2017 – 16:12 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending December 22, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
LIMITATION ON LOOKING AT THE RECORD TO DETERMINE WHETHER A PRIOR IS A STRIKE
Big win for the defense. What, exactly, can a trial court …[select title for full text]

Criminal Law Case Summaries: November-December 2017
December 19, 2017 – 09:41 | Comments Off on Criminal Law Case Summaries: November-December 2017

by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
1. People v. Gollardo (2017) Cal.App.5th , reported on November 21, 2017, in 2107 Los Angeles Daily Journal 11028, the First Appellate District, Division …[select title for full text]