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  • Under 21 Driving Under the Influence One-Year Driving Privilege Suspension – Obtaining a “Critical Need to Drive” License

    In California it is unlawful for a person under the age of 21 years of age to drive a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.01 percent or greater, as measured by either a preliminary ...

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  • Can a Person Subject to Penal Code section 290 “Sex Offender Registration” Enter a Park in California?

    A person convicted of an offense requiring “Sex Offender Registration” pursuant to Penal Code section 290 and the “Sex Offender Registration Act” is subject to many restrictions for the remainder of ...

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  • Domestic Battery Case Filing Rejected by City Prosecutor’s Office! No Filing of Criminal Charges on a Penal Code section 243(e)(1) Offense!

    Our client was recently arrested for an alleged violation of Penal Code section 243(e)(1), “Domestic Battery” involving an incident with her husband. Our client was quickly released on bond and our ...

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  • What is a “Motion to Withdraw Plea Pursuant to Penal Code section 1018”?

    Penal Code section 1018 permits a defendant to move to withdraw a plea of guilty or no contest at any time before judgment or within six months after an order granting probation is made (if entry of ...

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  • Is a Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion to Vacate a Conviction or Sentence Only Available to Non-Citizens Suffering Adverse Immigration Consequences from a Conviction?

    While the California Legislature has placed great focus on providing avenues of relief to non-citizen defendants suffering unwitting immigration consequences from a conviction, a wrongfully convicted ...

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  • New First Appellate District Court of Appeal Opinion Discusses the Procedure for Review on a Petition for Resentencing Under Penal Code section 1170.95

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved Senate Bill No. 1437 which made important amendments to Penal Code sections 188 and 189. [1] Senate Bill No. 1437 also added Penal Code section ...

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