Sanchez and Testimony About Predicate Offenses.

The 2016 published decision in People v. Sanchez (2016) 63 Cal.4th 665 was a welcome victory for criminal defense attorneys fighting with prosecutors and judges combatting decades of “gang experts” testifying about what other police reports described and what such reports stated about what witnesses, including defendant, stated in prior out-of-court police encounters with supposed gang members. However, this welcome victory against hearsay must be understood in its application, as the following summary explains –

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