Dec. 15, 2022 – People v. Sherman (1st Dist., Div. 4, A162766)

The Court of Appeal holds there was sufficient evidence defendant attempted to dissuade a witness or victim from reporting a crime (PC 136.1(b)(1)) where the crime was ongoing when defendant attempted to prevent the victim from using her phone to call for help. The court rejects defendant’s argument that the statute applies to past crimes only.