How do I get a change of venue?

Asked on June 2, 2014 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

A motion must be prepared under the California Rules of Procedure to request that the matter be transferred to a different venue.  Under the California Rules of Court, it is required that the parties attempt to impanel a jury prior to the motion being entertained "unless there is clear evidence of a reasonable likelihood that a fair and impartial trial cannot be had in the county."  I would speak with your criminal attorney.  

 


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