Welcome to the California Criminal Law Wiki!
This is a resource mainly for criminal defense lawyers in California. It concentrates mainly on California criminal law though it does cover federal criminal law within the 9th Circuit.
Broadly, this wiki covers the following stages of a case
- Arraignment and Bail
- Preliminary Hearing
- Pre-trial motions including Search and Seizure
- Post-conviction relief
Warning! Please use this wiki only as a starting point for your own legal research. This wiki is updated haphazardly so cases and law may be outdated. Please see the disclaimer below for details.