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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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  • Felony Penal Code section 422 Criminal Threats and Misdemeanor Penal Code section 243(e)(1) Battery Charges Dismissed in the Interests of Justice Per Penal Code section 1385!
    Felony Penal Code section 422 Criminal Threats and Misdemeanor Penal Code section 243(e)(1) Battery Charges Dismissed in the Interests of Justice Per Penal Code section 1385!

    Recently at the Torrance Courthouse in the Los Angeles County, I was able to negotiate for a complete dismissal of the felony and misdemeanor charges filed against my client. When the client hired our ...

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  • How Can Sealing Your Arrest Record Pursuant to Penal Code section 851.91 Help You?
    How Can Sealing Your Arrest Record Pursuant to Penal Code section 851.91 Help You?

    SB-393 became effective on January 1, 2018 and permits a person to petition to have his or her arrest and related records sealed upon a showing that the arrest did not result in a conviction and the ...

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  • Effective January 1, 2019 New Bill Will Permit the District Attorney’s Office to Recommend Shorter Sentences for Inmates Retroactively in the Interests of Justice (AB-2942)
    Effective January 1, 2019 New Bill Will Permit the District Attorney’s Office to Recommend Shorter Sentences for Inmates Retroactively in the Interests of Justice (AB-2942)

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved Assembly Bill - 2942 which creates landmark authority permitting the District Attorney’s Office to retroactively recommend shorter sentences for ...

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  • Domestic Violence (Penal Code section 273.5(a)) Offense DISMISSED for Denial of Speedy Trial
    Domestic Violence (Penal Code section 273.5(a)) Offense DISMISSED for Denial of Speedy Trial

    A client recently hired our office to assist him with his misdemeanor domestic violence (Penal Code section 273.5(a)) charge. After proper investigation, negotiation and advocacy, our office obtained ...

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  • Bail Reduced from $2,190,000 to $230,000 for Over 65 Criminal Counts Charged in Complaint Including - Possession of Assault Weapon, Possession of Machinegun and Assault with a Deadly Weapon
    Bail Reduced from $2,190,000 to $230,000 for Over 65 Criminal Counts Charged in Complaint Including - Possession of Assault Weapon, Possession of Machinegun and Assault with a Deadly Weapon

    My client was recently charged with violating the following counts: Count 1 - Penal Code section 245(b) (Assault with a Semiautomatic Firearm); Count 2 - Penal Code section 245(b) (Assault with a ...

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