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Articles by Topic or Issue (Murder - Police)

Murder / Attempted Murder
  1. Manslaughter with Great Bodily Injury Sentence Enhancement?

  2. What Is Vehicular Homicide (California Penal Code § 192(c))?

  3. Charged with Attempted Murder? Defenses? Punishment?

  4. What Is Murder (P.C. 187)? The Defenses? The Punishment?

  5. Second Degree Murder vs. First Degree Murder – Differences?

  6. What’s Voluntary Manslaughter, the Punishment, the Defenses?

  7. Must the Jury to Agree upon Only One Theory of Murder?

  8. Voluntary Manslaughter and Heat of Passion Circumstances

  9. Can Sleepwalking Be a Defense to Attempted Murder?

  10. Murder Conviction Reconsidered When DA Withholds Evidence

  11. Conviction for Second Degree Murder by Child Neglect Upheld

  12. Convictions Reversed When Based on 'Kill Zone' Theory

  13. Voluntary Manslaughter Upheld for Killing Thief of Pot Crop

  14. Seventeen Year Old May Be Charged As an Adult with Murder?

  15. Right to Speedy Trial Violated by 7 Years to Murder Trial?

  16. Speedy Trial Right Violated After 33 Years Passes for Murder?

  17. Using Booby Trap to Kill Police Warrants Sentence Increase

  18. Sentence of 50 Years for Teenager for Murder Proper

  19. Murder Conviction Overturned When DA Hides Sniff Dog Problem

  20. Second Degree Murder Based on DUI from Meth Affirmed

  21. If Jury Not Instructed on Provocation Defense, Reversal?

  22. What Is Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in a Murder Case?

  23. In a DUI, When Can Someone Be Convicted of Murder?

  24. Murder Conviction Vacated When DA Expert Mistaken

  25. What Is Senate Bill 1437 (SB 1437)?  Who Is Eligible?
  26. Can Voluntary Intoxication Support Murder Self Defense?
  27. What Is the Flannel Doctrine of Imperfect Self-Defense?
  28. What Is Needed for a Successful Petition under SB 1437?
  29. SB 1437 and Murder As Natural & Probable Consequences?
  30. In Lying-in-Wait Murder, What Degree for Aider & Abettor?
  31. Senate Bill 1437 Does Not Apply to Attempted Murder.
  32. Murder? Doctor Prescribes High Dose of Controlled Substance
  33. Does SB 1437 Include a Conviction for Manslaughter?
  34. Requirements for Murder Special Circumstance Sentence?
  35. Is Relief Under SB1437 Automatic? Must One Ask for It?
  36. Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Death Sentence.
  37. Premeditation Based on Natural and Probable Consequences?
  38. What May Judge Review in SB 1437 Motion (PC 1170.95)?
  39. What are the Limits of the Kill Zone Theory?
  40. SB 1437, Major Participant, Reckless Indifference
  41. Can SB 1437 Apply to Murder When a Provocative Act?
  42. People v. Cardenas - The Limits of the Kill Zone Theory.
  43. First-Degree Murder Conviction in Norwalk Court Affirmed
  44. To Appeal Special Circumstance Murder, File Habeas, Not 1437
  45. In Capital Case, Can Jurors Have Objection to Death Penalty?
  46. Example of Aider & Abettor Denied 1437 (PC 1170.95) Relief
  47. No Youth Offender Parole Hearing if LWOP After Age 18?
  48. Fetal Murder Conviction Reversed for Inadmissible Hearsay
  49. Improper Firearms Expert Testimony = Partial Reversal
  50. “Kill Zone” Theory Jury Instruction Wrong, Reversal
  51. Aiding & Abetting Murder, Natural and Probable Consequences
  52. Juror Off Jury if Reservations About Death Penalty?
  53. Voluntary Manslaughter if Man Shoots Cop 30 Times?
  54. Excusal of Possible Juror in Death Penalty Case Proper
  55. Does Felony Murder Special Circumstance Bar SB 1437 Relief?
  56. What’s the Home Protection Bill of Rights Presumption?
  57. Example of When Kill Zone Jury Instruction is Proper
  58. Does Admitting to Felony Murder Bar SB 1437 Relief Later?
  59. In Self Defense Claim, Is Gang Evidence Admissible?
  60. SB 1437 Petition Denied, Major Participation Found
  61. Imperfect Self-Defense (Elmore) Based on Delusions?
  62. SB 1437 Denied in Error When Judge Reviews Prelim
  63. Prefiling Delay of 12 Years in a Murder Case?
  64. Recent Fourth Appellate District Opinion on Kill Zone
  65. Murder Victim with Aggravated Preexisting Condition
  66. Youth Offender Parole Hearing & Special Circumstances

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Police (Pitchess Motion / Confession / Informant)

  1. What Should I Say If a Detective Calls to Ask Me Questions?

  2. The Police Asked Me to Be an Informant- Should I?

  3. Illegal for Police to Use Informant with Criminal History?

  4. Was There a Bad Cop on Your Case? What Is a Pitchess Motion?

  5. Getting Police Records Via a Pitchess Motion Now Easier

  6. If a Pitchess Motion Is Granted, The Judge Review Records

  7. The Cops Lied to Me and I Confessed - Case Dismissed?

  8. Is a Confession Valid After 9 Hours of Police Questioning?

  9. Why Won’t the Police Give Me a Copy of the Police Report?

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