Blog Posts in January, 2018

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  • California Values Act – Aimed at Providing Greater Protection to California Immigrants
    California Values Act – Aimed at Providing Greater Protection to California Immigrants

    On October 5, 2017, the Governor approved Senate Bill 54 (“SB-54”). This bill, among other things and subject to exceptions, “prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies, including school ...

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  • Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion Granted!
    Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion Granted!

    Yesterday at the Compton Courthouse I successfully litigated a Penal Code § 1473.7 motion arguing our client failed to meaningfully understand the immigration consequences that would result from his ...

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  • NEW Bill Reduces Barriers to Employment for People with Criminal Convictions
    NEW Bill Reduces Barriers to Employment for People with Criminal Convictions

    On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown approved AB-1008.[1] AB-1008 legislation attempts to reduce barriers to employment for people with conviction histories in an effort to decrease unemployment ...

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    What "Prop 57" Credits are Penal Code section 288 Offenders Eligible for?

    The following blog post discusses our interpretation of "Proposition 57" credit-earning opportunities for Penal Code section 288 offenders as of January 26, 2018. The credit-earning opportunities ...

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  • First Appellate Opinion Analyzing Recently Enacted Penal Code section 1473.7
    First Appellate Opinion Analyzing Recently Enacted Penal Code section 1473.7

    On January 23, 2018, the California Court of Appeal certified for publication the first appellate case analyzing issues pertaining to Penal Code section 1473.7.[1] The defendant in People v. Modesto ...

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  • Announcement: New Associate at Escovar & Avila, LLP
    Announcement: New Associate at Escovar & Avila, LLP

    The Law Firm of Escovar & Avila, LLP, would like to announce the recent bar admission of its newest associate, Alexandra Mateus. Alexandra Mateus graduated for the University of Southern California ...

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