DISMISSAL OF CASES CONTINUED PAST THE LAST DAY BECAUSE OF COURT CONGESTION
This is the latest in the series of cases out of Riverside where there's no court available and the case goes past the last day for trial. The California Court of Appeal upholds the trial court's dismissal, rejecting the DA's claims that civil trials have to be interrupted, and that a review of
all courts must be conducted to ensure that only criminal trials are
The DA claims mismanagement (though why that should avoid dismissal is beyond me), but the Court of Appeal rejects that, saying that there was just court congestion and thus not good cause. The Court of Appeal affirms two good Riverside appellate division cases, Flores (179 Cal.App.4th Supp. 9) and Cole (165 Cal.App.4th Supp. 1).
People v. Wagner; 2009 DJ DAR 10829; DJ, 7/23/09; C/A 4th