The California Guide to Criminal Evidence is a functional and effective evidentiary resource for the criminal law practitioner. The primary features of the publication are as follows:
- Comprehensive discussion and analysis of the California Evidence Code, including preliminary fact determinations, burdens of proof and production, and presumptions; the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution; and all relevant caselaw.
- Practical and systematic approach to assessing the admissibility of evidence in a criminal trial or hearing.
- Easy reference and accessibility to text, charts, and tables to quickly and effectively resolve evidentiary issues in the courtroom.
- Text written and charts and tables designed by an experienced California trial judge with emphasis on the expectations judges have of attorneys in the analysis and presentation of legal issues in a criminal law proceeding.
- First publication on the market to contain a comprehensive treatise on evidence and a step-by-step methodology for attorneys when confronted with evidentiary or constitutional questions.
- Copy of the California Evidence Code with Law Revision Commission Comments.
- Insightful comparisons between the California Evidence Code and the Federal Rules of Evidence.