California, United States of America
The following excerpt is from People v. Cotter, E072093 (Cal. App. 2020):
In this appeal, defendants contend the trial court erred by admitting into evidence an autopsy photograph of the victim that was unduly prejudicial and lacked probative value, and by imposing various fines and fees without determining ability to pay as required under People v. Dueas (2019) 30 Cal.App.5th 1157 (Dueas). Additionally, Beach contends that the trial court erred by admitting toxicology evidencespecifically, the results of drug and alcohol tests performed on a sample of his blood, and supporting expert testimonyduring the prosecution's rebuttal case, arguing that the evidence was irrelevant, and that he was denied the opportunity to challenge it with a surrebuttal expert.
We reject each of these contentions and affirm the judgments.