Blog Posts in May, 2016

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  • Juvenile DUI, Traffic Collision, BAC .14/.14 - Result, Pre-Plea Diversion!
    Juvenile DUI, Traffic Collision, BAC .14/.14 - Result, Pre-Plea Diversion!

    I recently represented a client in the San Bernardino Juvenile Court that was accused of a DUI in violation of Vehicle Code section 23152. He was involved in a car accident (crashing into a wall) ...

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  • What is Post Conviction Relief?
    What is Post Conviction Relief?

    This article will assist you in identifying the important and practical steps that best serve a defendant who is seeking to vacate a criminal conviction in order to alleviate its immigration ...

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  • Deferred Entry of Judgment vs. Proposition 36
    Deferred Entry of Judgment vs. Proposition 36

    Drug offense Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ) is enacted by Penal Code section 1000. If you meet the five eligibility criteria and if you are deemed a suitable candidate, you can enter a plea of ...

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  • Pre-Plea Diversion vs. Deferred Entry of Judgment
    Pre-Plea Diversion vs. Deferred Entry of Judgment

    One form of Pre-plea Diversion is an informal agreement by either the judge, the prosecutor or both to continue or postpone a case for a determined period (usually 6-12 months) in order to serve ...

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  • Attorney Steve Escovar Named Among Nation's Top One Percent
    Attorney Steve Escovar Named Among Nation's Top One Percent

    Escovar & Avila, LLP is pleased to announce that Attorney Steve Escovar has been inducted into the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. For his dedicated and dynamic work in the criminal ...

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