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Name: People v. Carson
Case #: B153072
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 7
Opinion Date: 06/12/2003
Subsequent History: Rev. granted 9/10/03: S117568

A defendant who was representing himself was given information by his investigator, such as rap sheets and witnesses’ addresses, to which defendant was not entitled. At the prosecutor’s suggestion, the trial court revoked defendant’s pro per status. The appellate court held it was error to do so for this out-of-court conduct which was not disruptive or obstructive. The appellate court suggested the trial court could have fashioned a sanction less severe than revoking defendant’s pro per status.