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People v. Superior Court (Meraz), F054353

A trial court's power to impose partial dismissal as a sanction for a discovery violation is subject to the same limitation as its power to dismiss an entire charge as a sanction: it cannot do so unless dismissal is required by the Constitution of the United States.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/21/2008
  • Published 05/21/2008



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Phillip J. Cline, District Attorney, Don Gallian and William Yoshimoto, Assistant District Attorneys, and Barbara J. Greaver, Deputy District Attorney, for Petitioner., Michael B. Sheltzer, Public Defender, Lisa J. Bertolino, Assistant Public Defender and David F. Rendahl, Deputy Public Defender, for Real Party in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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