Excluding irrelevant evidence at a criminal trial

Jay Leiderman
By: Jay Leiderman
April 28 2016


The California Supreme Court has repeatedly held that only relevant evidence is admissible. (Cal. Evid. Code § 350; People v. Heard (2003) 31 Cal.4th 946, 972-973; People v. Scheid (1997) 16 Cal.4th 1; People v. Crittenden (1994) 9 Cal.4th 83, 132; and People v. Garceau (1993) 6 Cal.4th 140, 176-177.) Evidence Code section 210 defines relevant evidence as evidence “having any tendency in reason to prove or disprove any disputed fact that is of consequence” in the litigation. The trial court has broad discretion in determining relevance issues. (People v. Heard, supra., 31 Cal.4th at 973; People v. Scheid, supra., at 13, 14.)  In this case, MR. BROWN asks the court to exclude all irrelevant evidence at trial.


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This post does not create an attorney-client relationship and does not constitute legal advice.  Moreover, the law changes over time.  Always consult an attorney before determining what motion s to file and what the current law is as to any particular topic.

Criminal defense attorney and author Jay Leiderman, a California State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist can be contacted through the contact page of this website: https://www.jayleiderman.com/contact/

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