The California Guide to Criminal Evidence is the first evidence book that is made exclusively for the criminal practitioner. Designed to be both comprehensive and portable enough to take to the courtroom, this book will have you fully prepared for your next criminal hearing or trial. Some of the features of the book include the following:
Expert commentary. Over 500 pages of expert analysis of the California Evidence Code as it applies specifically to criminal matters, along with detailed discussions of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
Tables & charts. Numerous tables and charts designed to provide quick and accurate access to important evidentiary issues while in the courtroom. Topics include objections, hearsay exceptions, character evidence, privileges, search and seizure, and the admissibility of pre- and post-Miranda statements.
Sample predicate questions. Sample predicate questions to guide you through the requirements for introducing specific evidence at trial, including writings, real evidence, demonstrative evidence, photographs, audio recordings, experimental evidence, computer simulations, lay testimony, and expert testimony.
Evidence Code. The entire Evidence Code with comments from the Law Revision Commission.
Federal Comparisons. Insightful comparisons between the California Evidence Code and the Federal Rules of Evidence.
"I would highly recommend this book to my fellow practitioners."
Richard G. Hirsch
Nasatir, Hirsch, Podberesky & Khero, Santa Monica
Formerly honored as the Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
Past President of the Criminal Courts Bar Assn.
Past President of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Past Chairman of Beverly Hills Bar Assn., Criminal Law Section
"What took us several hours of research in the law library, this book succinctly and accurately summarized. It's hard to imagine a criminal trial lawyer not having this useful guide in his trial briefcase."
James Farragher Campbell
Campbell & DeMetrick, PLC
Past President of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers
“This book gives quick and reliable answers to all evidence questions, demonstrating what is admissible, what is not, and the hows and whys of using the rules of evidence to win cases. All busy lawyers will find it useful just about every day."
Mallett Saper Berg, LLP
Past President of the Nat'l Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
"With this book l will no longer be panicking when the issue of admissibility as to a critical piece of evidence is suddenly being litigated mid-trial."
Louis J. Shapiro
Law Offices of Louis J. Shapiro, Los Angeles
Certified Specialist, Criminal Law
New Features for 2018
- California Evidence Code, updated with legislation that took effect on January 1, 2018.
- Law Revision Commission comments.
- Over 500 pages of expert analysis.
- Charts for courtroom use.
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