What is substantial evidence supporting a conviction under section 136.1, subdivision (b)(1) of the California Criminal Code for preventing the victim from calling the police?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Rosas, F075300 (Cal. App. 2020):

6. Substantial evidence supports a conviction of section 136.1, subdivision (b)(1), when the jury could reasonably infer a defendant knew the victim was attempting to contact the police for assistance. (People v. McElroy (2005) 126 Cal.App.4th 874, 881-882 [finding substantial evidence when defendant prevented victim from calling police].)

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