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California Criminal Defense Practice
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Criminal Jurisdiction of State Courts


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

Chapter Summary


This chapter discusses the original jurisdiction of California trial courts in criminal matters. It includes detailed coverage of territorial jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, and personal jurisdiction. It also examines the effects of lack of jurisdiction and the remedies available to a defendant tried by a tribunal without jurisdiction. The chapter touches on the jurisdictional aspects of various subjects including the statute of limitations. The checklist in this chapter addresses how to practically handle various jurisdictional issues discussed in the chapter.

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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Related subjects covered in later chapters are venue (see Chapter 61, "Venue");, appellate jurisdiction (see Chapter 101, "Appeal"), jurisdiction to issue extraordinary writs (see Chapter 102, "Extraordinary Writs"), juvenile court jurisdiction (see Chapter 120, "The Juvenile Court System"), and jurisdiction to correct and amend judgments (see Chapter 100, "Motions in Trial Court").


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