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  • Bench Warrant Recalled and Case Dismissed Pursuant to Penal Code section 1385 in the Interests of Justice for a Misdemeanor Health and Safety Code section 11550(a) (“Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance”)!
    Bench Warrant Recalled and Case Dismissed Pursuant to Penal Code section 1385 in the Interests of Justice for a Misdemeanor Health and Safety Code section 11550(a) (“Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance”)!

    Recently at the Tulare Courthouse in Tulare County I was able to negotiate to a Penal Code Section 1385 dismissal in the interests of justice for our client charged with one misdemeanor count of ...

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  • Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office Neighborhood Justice Program (“NJP”) Allows Qualifying Offenders to Complete Program and Receive “No Filing” Dismissals for Certain Misdemeanor Offenses!
    Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office Neighborhood Justice Program (“NJP”) Allows Qualifying Offenders to Complete Program and Receive “No Filing” Dismissals for Certain Misdemeanor Offenses!

    The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has created and implements a pre-filing diversion program named the “Neighborhood Justice Program” (“NJP”) that allows people who commit certain misdemeanors to ...

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  • Felony Insurance Code section 556(a)(1) “Presenting Fraudulent Claim” Offense Reduced from a Felony to a Misdemeanor!
    Felony Insurance Code section 556(a)(1) “Presenting Fraudulent Claim” Offense Reduced from a Felony to a Misdemeanor!

    In 1984 our client was convicted of violating Insurance Code section 556(a)(1), “Presenting Fraudulent Claim” during his employment with an insurance company. Our client was sentenced to 36 months of ...

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  • Governor Jerry Brown Announced that he has Granted 143 Pardons and 131 Commutations
    Governor Jerry Brown Announced that he has Granted 143 Pardons and 131 Commutations

    On December 24, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown announced that he has granted 143 pardons and 131 commutations. [1] The Governor’s power to grant a pardon or commutation is vested in Section 8 of Article V ...

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  • Client Sentenced to Los Angeles County Sentenced Offender Drug Court (“SODC”) – Originally Facing Approximately Four Years in State Prison!
    Client Sentenced to Los Angeles County Sentenced Offender Drug Court (“SODC”) – Originally Facing Approximately Four Years in State Prison!

    Our client has an extensive criminal history involving multiple vehicle thefts convictions, numerous drug related crimes, and DUI convictions. Our client was being charged with violating Penal Code ...

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  • Misdemeanor Health and Safety Code section 11377 (“Possessing a Controlled Substance, to wit Methamphetamine”) Charge Dismissed in the Interests of Justice
    Misdemeanor Health and Safety Code section 11377 (“Possessing a Controlled Substance, to wit Methamphetamine”) Charge Dismissed in the Interests of Justice

    Recently at the Downey Courthouse in Los Angeles County I was able to negotiate to a pre-plea diversion offer for our client charged with one misdemeanor count of Health and Safety Code section 11377, ...

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