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People v. Jackson, 051606

Conviction of multiple counts of sexual misconduct, arising from defendant's work as a massage therapist, is affirmed over defendants claim that the trial judge erred in transferring his motion for a new attorney -- commonly known as a Marsden motion (see People v. Marsden (1970) 2 Cal.3d 118) -- to another judge for adjudication, where, although Marsden motions generally should be heard by the judge who is assigned to the defendant's case, the transfer here was justified because at the time appellant made his motion, he was facing a bench trial in front of the very judge to whom he would have addressed his complaints.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2017/02/27




  • California Court of Appeal