2011 California Code
PART 2. OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE [681 - 1620]
The following words have in Part 2 (commencing with Section 681) the signification attached to them in this section, unless it is otherwise apparent from the context:
(a) The words competent court when used with reference to the jurisdiction over any public offense, mean any court the subject matter jurisdiction of which includes the offense so mentioned.
(b) The words jurisdictional territory when used with reference to a court, mean the city and county, county, city, township, or other limited territory over which the criminal jurisdiction of the court extends, as provided by law, and in case of a superior court mean the county in which the court sits.
(c) The words accusatory pleading include an indictment, an information, an accusation, and a complaint.
(d) The words prosecuting attorney include any attorney, whether designated as district attorney, city attorney, city prosecutor, prosecuting attorney, or by any other title, having by law the right or duty to prosecute, on behalf of the people, any charge of a public offense.
(e) The word county includes county, city and county, and city.
(f) Felony case means a criminal action in which a felony is charged and includes a criminal action in which a misdemeanor or infraction is charged in conjunction with a felony.
(g) Misdemeanor or infraction case means a criminal action in which a misdemeanor or infraction is charged and does not include a criminal action in which a felony is charged in conjunction with a misdemeanor or infraction.
(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 931, Sec. 354. Effective September 28, 1998.)
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