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People v. Mena, S173973

In a prosecution for assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, in which the trial court denied the defendant's motion for a pretrial lineup, conviction is affirmed, where: 1) a defendant may, but is not required to, seek writ relief from denial of a lineup motion, and the failure to do so does not forfeit appeal; but 2) the Court of Appeal correctly concluded that the trial court's error, if any, was harmless.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/31/2012
  • Published 05/31/2012


  • Corrigan


  • Supreme Court of California


  • For Appellant:
  • John P. Dwyer, Eric A. Swenson

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