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Crimes PC 136.1 and Dissuading a Victim or Witness After a Charging Document Has Been Filed

Case Name: People v. Reynoza (2022) 75 Cal.App.5th 181, review granted 5/11/2022
Case #: S273797/H047594
Last Updated: October 25, 2023

Does Penal Code section 136.1, subdivision (b)(2), which prohibits dissuading or attempting to dissuade a victim or witness from causing a charging document “to be sought and prosecuted, and assisting in the prosecution thereof,” encompass attempts to dissuade a victim or witness after a charging document has been filed?

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

First District

  • People v. Timms (A163864) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/30/2023 (S281020)

Third District

  • People v. Towner (C095094) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/17/2023 (S279107)
  • People v. Burgess (C095650) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/12/2023 (S280162)

Fifth District

  • People v. Gaytan (F080702) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 8/31/2022 (S275599)

Sixth District

  • People v. Cervantes (H048986) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/25/2023 (S281898)


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