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Name: People v. Barnum
Case #: C031302
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 3 DCA
Opinion Date: 01/29/2001
Subsequent History: Review granted 4/18/01 (S095872)
Summary

Editor’s Note: Review granted. The trial court did not err by failing to advise appellant, who represented himself at the trial, about his right not to testify. Although appellant had the right not to testify, any error in failing to advise him of that right was not a structural defect but an error of procedure. Any error would have been harmless beyond a reasonable doubt since appellant’s only practical hope of success was to testify that his act was committed in self-defense.