San Marcos, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: How many days notice of Expe must Prosecutor give to Defendant's Counsel before Prosecution's Expert Witness may testify

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Vincent Ronald Ross

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: What is a notice of Expe?

Robert Lee Marshall

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Chico, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It sounds like you're asking when the prosecution must disclose an expert witness. Generally, both the defense and prosecution have to disclose witnesses to each other at least 30 days before trial -- or immediately, if they decide to call the witness within that 30 day period. Courts generally won't exclude the testimony of a witness due to late disclosure; they are supposed to exhaust all other available sanctions first.

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