Tag Archives: CC 202


CC 202 Erroneously Limits Jurors’ Ability To Request Readback Of Testimony
December 16th, 2020

CC 202 instructs the jurors as follows:   If there is a disagreement about the testimony [and stipulations] at trial, you may ask that the (court reporter’s record be read to/court’s recording be played for) you.   This language is too limited because jurors should have the ability to request readback of testimony even if […]


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The Most Important “Non-Critical” Part of A Trial
October 31st, 2020

In its September 2020 revisions the CALCRIM committee modified CC 202 to provide as follows (added language is highlighted):   If there is a disagreement about the testimony [and stipulations] at trial, you may ask that the (court reporter’s record be read to/court’s recording be played for) you. It is the record that must guide […]


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CALCRIM Revisions
June 28th, 2019

Effective March 15, 2019 the Judicial Council approved for publication revisions to the following CALCRIM instructions which were published in the March 2019 edition of the Judicial Council of California Criminal Jury Instructions. Instruction Number Instruction Title   104, 202, 222   Evidence, Note-Taking and Read Back of Evidence   301, 334, 335   Single […]


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