Defender411 Capitol Report – CPDA Legislative Committee Updates
April 19, 2018 – 11:27 | Comments Off on Defender411 Capitol Report – CPDA Legislative Committee Updates

 New: Senate Public Safety Committee – Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Duration: 03h 41m  | May require forwarding to approx 10 minutes into the video before the hearing begins.

 

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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]

Update: Best Practices Guide Checklist & Understanding SB 395 & Issues in Implementation – Briefing from Pacific Juvenile Defender Center
December 27, 2017 – 17:01 | Comments Off on Update: Best Practices Guide Checklist & Understanding SB 395 & Issues in Implementation – Briefing from Pacific Juvenile Defender Center

SB 395 – Best Practices Guide Checklist (12/27/2017)
 
DOWNLOAD a copy of the briefing document for defenders in PDF format: SB 395 PJDC Best Practices Guide Checklist 1-18.pdf

Posted previously (November 21, 2017)
Dear CPDA members:
I’m pleased to be sending …[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]

Nuts & Bolts of Introducing and Challenging Media Evidence (911 Calls, Body Cameras, Video Statements, etc.)
December 17, 2017 – 10:47 | Comments Off on Nuts & Bolts of Introducing and Challenging Media Evidence (911 Calls, Body Cameras, Video Statements, etc.)

 
Nuts & Bolts of Introducing and Challenging Media Evidence (911 Calls, Body Cameras, Video Statements, etc.), by Patrick Jensen, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County

DOWNLOAD a copy of this document in PDF format: FINAL HANDOUT FOR YOSEMITE PRESENTATION …[select title for full text]

New Self-Study Video – Felony Defense Practice (Yosemite) – Recorded Nov. 10-11, 2017
December 17, 2017 – 09:03 | Comments Off on New Self-Study Video – Felony Defense Practice (Yosemite) – Recorded Nov. 10-11, 2017

The 22nd Annual Felony Defense Practice Seminar – Program No. S577
Recorded:  Friday & Saturday, November 10-11, 2017 
This page first published Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 7:54 AM

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending December 15, 2017
December 15, 2017 – 19:12 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending December 15, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
CRAWFORD REPEALED ARANDA/BRUTON, AGAIN
My pick for the 2017 outrage of the year is Washington (15 CA5th 19), which held that Crawford (541 US 36) …[select title for full text]