CALCRIM No. 377. Presence of Support Person/Dog/Dog Handler (Pen. Code, §§ 868.4, 868.5)

Judicial Council of California Criminal Jury Instructions (2020 edition)

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377.Presence of Support Person/Dog/Dog Handler (Pen. Code,
§§ 868.4, 868.5)
<insert name of witness> (will have/has/had) a
(person/dog) present during (his/her) testimony. Do not consider the
presence of the (person/dog [and dog handler]) who (is/was) with the
witness for any purpose or allow it to distract you.
New March 2018; Revised April 2020
BENCH NOTES
Instructional Duty
The court may give this instruction on request. If instructing on support persons,
this instruction only applies to prosecution witnesses.
AUTHORITY
• Elements. Pen. Code, §§ 868.4, 868.5.
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