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People v. Meza

Defense counsel’s general consent to the prosecution’s packet of instructions did not forfeit the statute of limitations violation.

Defendant was convicted of misdemeanor child endangerment. He argued reversal was required because the one-year statute of limitations had run on the offense. The prosecutor argued that defendant forfeited the issue because defense counsel generally assented to its requested jury instructions. However, general consent to the prosecutor’s packet of instructions doesn’t forfeit the statute of limitations issue.

____ Cal.App.5th ____, ____ Cal.Rptr.3d ____, 2019 D.A.R. 7681 (4th Dist. 2019) August 14, 2019 (E070015)

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