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(1) People v. Jimenez (Miguel Angel), S249397
This case presents the following issue: May a felony conviction for the unauthorized use of personal identifying information of another (Pen. Code, § 530.5, subd. (a)) be reclassified as a misdemeanor under Proposition 47 on the ground that the offense amounted to Penal Code section 459.5 shoplifting?
(2) People v. Perez (Jose Luis) et al., S248730
The court limited review to the following issue: Did defendant’s failure to object at trial, before People v. Sanchez (2016) 63 Cal.4th 665 was decided, forfeit his claim that a gang expert’s testimony related case-specific hearsay in violation of his Sixth Amendment right of confrontation?
(3) People v. Veamatahau (Joseph), S249872
The court limited review to the following issues: (1) Did the prosecution’s expert witness relate inadmissible case-specific hearsay to the jury by using a drug database to identify the chemical composition of the drug defendant possessed? (2) Did substantial evidence support defendant’s conviction for possession of a controlled substance (Health & Saf. Code, § 11375, subd. (b)(2))?
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