Tag Archives: Hearsay

Failure to Object Does Not Forfeit the Issue on Appeal When There Is a Change in the Law
May 12th, 2020

In People v. Sanchez (2016) 63 C4th 665 held that if an expert testifies to case-specific out-of-court statements to explain the bases for his opinion, those statements are necessarily considered by the jury for their truth, thus rendering them hearsay.   In People v. Perez (2020) ___ Cal5th ___ S248730; 2/27/20 defense counsel failed to […]

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Is There a Disconnect Between the CALCRIM Expert Witness Instructions (CC 332 and CC 360) and People V. Sanchez (2016) 63 Cal.4th 665
June 22nd, 2018

In its March 2018 revision of CC 360 CALCRIM added a citation to Sanchez but failed to explain the crucial changes that case made to the law regarding an expert’s reliance on hearsay. Nor did Calcrim suggest any revisions to the instructional language in light of Sanchez. Furthermore, as to CC 332 [Expert Witness Testimony] […]

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