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  • Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code § 273a(b) “Child Endangerment” Misdemeanor Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Charge Completely Dismissed Pursuant to Penal Code section 1382, “Unable to Proceed”
    Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code § 273a(b) “Child Endangerment” Misdemeanor Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Charge Completely Dismissed Pursuant to Penal Code section 1382, “Unable to Proceed”

    Recently, at the Downey Courthouse in Los Angeles County, Attorney Steve Escovar was able to successfully litigate a post-conviction Penal Code section 1473.7 Motion to vacate our client’s Penal Code ...

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  • Post-Conviction Relief: 2001 Penal Code section 273.5(a) Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Offense – Vacated per Penal Code section 1016.5 and Renegotiated to an Immigration Neutral Safe Plea
    Post-Conviction Relief: 2001 Penal Code section 273.5(a) Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Offense – Vacated per Penal Code section 1016.5 and Renegotiated to an Immigration Neutral Safe Plea

    Recently, at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Courthouse in Los Angeles County, I successfully litigated a Penal Code section 1016.5 Motion to Withdraw a Plea on behalf of my client for his 2001 misdemeanor ...

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  • Penal Code section 273.5(a) - Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Offense Vacated Per Penal Code section 1473.7 and Renegotiated to Immigration Neutral Plea!
    Penal Code section 273.5(a) - Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Offense Vacated Per Penal Code section 1473.7 and Renegotiated to Immigration Neutral Plea!

    In 2001, our client entered a plea to a violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a), “Domestic Violence.” Pursuant to federal immigration law, for non-citizen defendants, a conviction to this charge ...

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  • Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code § 243(e)(1) “Domestic Battery” Misdemeanor Arrest Sealed Per Penal Code section 851.91!
    Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code § 243(e)(1) “Domestic Battery” Misdemeanor Arrest Sealed Per Penal Code section 851.91!

    Our client was arrested in March of 1986 for an alleged violation of Penal Code section 243(e)(1), “Domestic Battery.” However, our client was never formally charged with this offense and no ...

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  • Superior Court of Los Angeles County Extends $0 Bail Previously Ordered by the Judicial Council in Response to COVID-19 Global Health Pandemic!
    Superior Court of Los Angeles County Extends $0 Bail Previously Ordered by the Judicial Council in Response to COVID-19 Global Health Pandemic!

    On April 6, 2020 a statewide temporary Emergency Bail Schedule was adopted by the Judicial Council to handle criminal offenses during the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 global health ...

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  • Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code § 273.5(a) “Domestic Violence” Misdemeanor Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Charge Renegotiated to an Immigration Neutral Plea!
    Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code § 273.5(a) “Domestic Violence” Misdemeanor Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Charge Renegotiated to an Immigration Neutral Plea!

    Recently, in San Bernardino County at the San Bernardino Courthouse our office successfully litigated a highly-contested Penal Code § 1473.7 motion to vacate a plea arguing that our client failed to ...

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