In late February 2020 the California Supreme Court handed us some important decisions about Sanchez hearsay issues and it can be very, very important to understand how this works at trial. To start, per People v. Sanchez ((2016) 63 Cal.4th 665), an expert can “relate to the jury background information that is technically hearsay, including general knowledge and ‘premises generally accepted in his field[,]’” but “cannot ‘relate as true...Read More
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- More California Supreme Court guidance on Sanchez hearsay issues: Veamatahau and Perez
- What can a Prosecutor argue with the word “reasonable”: People v. Ramirez
- Can you lose your 6th Amendment right to Confrontation? People v. Merchant, 10/9/19
- Can Police search your car if you’re carrying a legal amount of weed? People v. Lee, 10/3/19
- Is running from police enough for them to detain you? People v. Flores