People v. Fields, No. D053080

By FindLaw Staff on July 15, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Trial court judgment finding that defendant was a sexually violent predator and committing him to the Department of Mental Health for an indeterminate term is affirmed where trial court did not err in preventing defense counsel from cross-examining the state's experts about the extent to which they considered results of a polygraph examination that was administered to defendant, as there was no reasonable probability that the jury would have reached a different result if the court had permitted defense counsel to inquire further of the experts about the polygraph examination report.   

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Appellate Information
APPEAL from a judgment of the Superior Court of San Diego County, Robert F. O'Neill, Judge. Affirmed.
Filed July 14, 2009

Before AARON, J., NARES, Acting P.J., HALLER, J.
Opinion by AARON, J.

For Plaintiff: Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Pamela Ratner Sobeck and Donald W. Ostertag, Deputy Attorneys General.

For Defendant: Chris Truax, under appointment by the Court of Appeal.

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