SAN DIEGO JUDGE JOHN S. EINHORN REVERSED IN SEX CASE
Because prosecution did not fully utilize Penal Code section 1334 et seq. (Uniform Act to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses from without the States in Criminal Cases) by requesting that witness be taken into custody even thought the witness had made it clear she would not appear it did not show due diligence and San Diego Judge John S. Einhorn erred in allowing the government to introduce testimony.
California Code of Civil Procedure section 1219, subdivision (b), which restricts the court's power to use incarceration to compel testimony of a sexual assault victim does not affect the court's power to order that an alleged victim of a sexual assault be brought before it or seek that the witness be taken into custody.
People v. Cogswell (C.A. 4th, 10/31/07, D049038) 07 C.D.O.S. 12668