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

Judicial Council of California Criminal Jury Instructions (2023 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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