What is the test for determining whether there is common design or plan, or intent, between a crime and a crime?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from The People v. Sorto, F058933, No. VCF199947 (Cal. App. 2011):

design or plan, or intent only if the charged and uncharged crimes are sufficiently similar to support a rational inference of identity, common design or plan, or intent." (People v. Kipp, supra, 18 Cal.4th at p. 369.)

Different degrees of similarity are required for the different permissible purposes:

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