California Penal Code Title 2 - Mode of Prosecution

  • Section 737.
    All felonies shall be prosecuted by indictment or information, except as provided in Section 859a. A proceeding pursuant to Section 3060 of the Government Code...
  • Section 738.
    Before an information is filed there must be a preliminary examination of the case against the defendant and an order holding him to answer made...
  • Section 739.
    When a defendant has been examined and committed, as provided in Section 872, it shall be the duty of the district attorney of the county...
  • Section 740.
    Except as otherwise provided by law, all misdemeanors and infractions must be prosecuted by written complaint under oath subscribed by the complainant. Such complaint may...

Last modified: September 9, 2016