John M. Kaman
John M. Kaman, Criminal Defense Attorney - San Francisco, CA
Posted about 5 years ago.

Great comment! Bet you worked hard on that.

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Posted about 5 years ago.

Dear Ellery Sorkin:

You state that the statutory of time limitations is longer that it is. You are entitled to your opinion, but I don't share that thought. I believe if the statute of limitations behind PC 851.8 gets extended, that'll be a good thing. It'll help point out frivolous and vexatious people who cause false arrest. There is another bigger picture that I need to explain, but that'll take to long to put here.

Deirdre Lynn O'Connor
Deirdre Lynn O'Connor, Criminal Defense Attorney - Torrance, CA
Posted about 5 years ago.

Mr. Murillo & Mr. Sorkin may be thinking of the value of SOL as it relates to the filing of criminal charges and other causes of actions. In that regard, I don't disagree. BUT, the asker is trying to avoid an unfair SOL that is preventing him from having his actual innocence heard! Seems to me that most defense lawyers--if not all--would welcome any change in procedure that protects the factually innocent. Indeed, not sure why anyone would oppose this extension of time.