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California Criminal Defense Practice
Copyright 2017, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group.

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Michael G. Millman;Charles M. Sevilla;and Barry Tarlow;Beth F. Holzman

Chapter Summary


This chapter discusses the law and procedures relating to extradition of a fugitive from an asylum state to a demanding state. It sets out general concepts applicable to extradition proceedings and covers extradition from California to a demanding state, including a the procedures followed when a fugitive is arrested before a formal extradition request is made. It also outlines the executive proceedings following receipt of a demand for extradition and covers waiver of and resisting extradition.

The chapter briefly discusses extradition to California from an asylum state and provides a checklist that can be used as a guide in representing a person subject to extradition from California.

Designed for practical application, California Criminal Defense Practice (Matthew Bender) provides in-depth analysis, court-tested strategies, and procedural guidance on every step of criminal defense. From search and seizure and arrest, through pretrial preparation, trial procedure, sentencing, and post-trial remedies, California Criminal Defense Practice is an unparalleled source of insight and expertise. It includes sample forms that can be readily adapted to the case at hand and step-by-step checklists for efficient evaluation of problems and review of procedures.


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Determination of extradition with the issuance of an arrest warrant is discussed in Chapter 11. See Chapters 41 and 42 for a discussion of preliminary hearings and arraignment.


See California Trial Guide (Matthew Bender) for substantive and procedural guidance to the evidentiary issues encountered throughout the trial process, including alternative actions before and during trial; jury selection; and motions and objections relating to direct and cross-examination.

See Cotchett, California Courtroom Evidence (Matthew Bender) for the complete updated California Evidence Code, legislative history on each section, Law Revision Commission comments on most sections, relevant, insightful case annotations, and practical pointers from Joseph W. Cotchett, a highly regarded California trial lawyer and expert on evidentiary matters.

See Criminal Constitutional Law (Matthew Bender) for substantive discussion, as well as procedural guidelines, on the complex constitutional issues involved in criminal law.

See Defense of Narcotics Cases, Vol. 1, Chapter 2, "Pretrial Proceedings" (Matthew Bender).
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