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Recent Victory Highlight
June 1, 2012

Recent highlights from our victory blog include the reversal of a defendant's convictions due to the erroneous admission of the preliminary hearing transcript of a prosecution witness' prior testimony in lieu of live testimony and the reversal of a motion to recall a prisoner's sentence for early compassionate release.

In People v. Stewart, No. A130104, the Court of Appeal reversed appellant's convictions because the trial court erroneously admitted a prosecution witness' preliminary hearing testimony at trial in lieu of her live testimony where the prosecutor failed to exercise due diligence in securing the witness' attendance at trial and failed to demonstrate the witness' unavailability. Our victory blog post on Stewart is posted here.

In People v. Wade , No. A133674, the Court of Appeal reversed appellant's motion to recall his sentence for early compassionate release due to the absence of substantial evidence that appellant was not suffering from a terminal illness that would produce death within six months and the absence of substantial evidence that appellant represented a threat to public safety if released. Our victory blog post on Wade is posted here.

There are many victories posted on the victory blog, where you can peruse them all, or use the blog search engine to look for reversals in specific areas of law.

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