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PLEADING GUILTY BEFORE COMMITTING MAGISTRATE. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Requires defendant, charged with felony, be immediately taken before magistrate of court where sworn complaint was filed, who shall deliver him copy thereof and allow him time to procure counsel; if such felony is not punishable with death, magistrate and district attorney consenting thereto and defendant's counsel being present, defendant may plead guilty to offense charged or any offense included therein; thereupon magistrate shall commit defendant to sheriff and certify the case to Superior Court where proceedings shall be had as if defendant had pleaded guilty in such court.
Pleading Guilty Before Committing Magistrate California Initiative 1934-p-3 (1934).