PEOPLE v. CROMER, S076444
Appellate court review of a trial court's "due diligence" determination of locating missing witnesses under Evid. Code 240, is an independent, de novo, review rather than the more deferential abuse of discretion test.
- Decided 01/22/2001
- Published 01/22/2001
Supreme Court of California
William D. Farber, under appointment by the Supreme Court, San Rafael, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, David P. Druliner, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Carol Wendelin Pollack, Assistant Attorney General, Steven D. Matthews and Jennevee H. de Guzman, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.