Cal. Evid. Code § 1108

Current through the 2023 Legislative Session.
Section 1108 - Evidence of defendant's other sexual offenses
(a) In a criminal action in which the defendant is accused of a sexual offense, evidence of the defendant's commission of another sexual offense or offenses is not made inadmissible by Section 1101, if the evidence is not inadmissible pursuant to Section 352.
(b) In an action in which evidence is to be offered under this section, the people shall disclose the evidence to the defendant, including statements of witnesses or a summary of the substance of any testimony that is expected to be offered in compliance with the requirements of Section 1054.7 of the Penal Code.
(c) This section does not limit the admission or consideration of evidence under any other section of this code.
(d) As used in this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) "Sexual offense" means a crime under the law of a state or of the United States that involved any of the following:
(A) Any conduct proscribed by subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 236.1, Section 243.4, 261, 261.5, 262, 264.1, 266c, 269, 286, 287, 288, 288.2, 288.5, or 289, or subdivision (b), (c), or (d) of Section 311.2 or Section 311.3, 311.4, 311.10, 311.11, 314, or 647.6 of, or former Section 288a of, the Penal Code.
(B) Any conduct proscribed by Section 220 of the Penal Code, except assault with intent to commit mayhem.
(C) Contact, without consent, between any part of the defendant's body or an object and the genitals or anus of another person.
(D) Contact, without consent, between the genitals or anus of the defendant and any part of another person's body.
(E) Deriving sexual pleasure or gratification from the infliction of death, bodily injury, or physical pain on another person.
(F) An attempt or conspiracy to engage in conduct described in this paragraph.
(2) "Consent" shall have the same meaning as provided in Section 261.6 of the Penal Code, except that it does not include consent which is legally ineffective because of the age, mental disorder, or developmental or physical disability of the victim.

Ca. Evid. Code § 1108

Amended by Stats 2018 ch 423 (SB 1494),s 22, eff. 1/1/2019.
Amended by Stats 2017 ch 805 (SB 230),s 1, eff. 1/1/2018.
Amended by Stats 2002 ch 194 (AB 2252), s 1, eff. 1/1/2003.
Amended by Stats 2002 ch 828 (AB 2499), s 1, eff. 1/1/2003.
Amended by Stats 2001 ch 517 (AB 380), s 1, eff. 1/1/2002.