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  • Newly Elected Los Angeles County District Attorney Gascon’s Penal Code section 1170(d)(1) Resentencing Directives - How Escovar Law, APC Evaluates These Cases
    Newly Elected Los Angeles County District Attorney Gascon’s Penal Code section 1170(d)(1) Resentencing Directives - How Escovar Law, APC Evaluates These Cases

    AB-2942 was enacted in 2018 and made significant amendments to Penal Code section 1170(d)(1), now permitting district attorney offices across the state of California to recommend the recall of an ...

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  • Newly Elected Los Angeles County District Attorney Gascon’s Penal Code section 1170(d)(1) Resentencing Directives May Allow More Streamlined Approach to Retroactive Sentence Modifications (AB-2942)
    Newly Elected Los Angeles County District Attorney Gascon’s Penal Code section 1170(d)(1) Resentencing Directives May Allow More Streamlined Approach to Retroactive Sentence Modifications (AB-2942)

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

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

    Recently, at the Norwalk 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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  • Penal Code section 243(e)(1), “Spousal Battery,” Charge Negotiated to Penal Code section 242, “Simple Battery” - Formal Diversion Granted for Potential Dismissal in 18 Months!
    Penal Code section 243(e)(1), “Spousal Battery,” Charge Negotiated to Penal Code section 242, “Simple Battery” - Formal Diversion Granted for Potential Dismissal in 18 Months!

    Recently at the El Monte Courthouse attorney Alexandra Mateus was able to negotiate to a formal diversion resolution for our client originally charged with “Spousal Battery”. Our client had been ...

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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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