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  • Two Post-Conviction Motions Granted Pursuant to Penal Code section 1473.7 and Penal Code section 1016.5 for a Client in One Day and Convictions Vacated and Dismissed!
    Two Post-Conviction Motions Granted Pursuant to Penal Code section 1473.7 and Penal Code section 1016.5 for a Client in One Day and Convictions Vacated and Dismissed!

    Recently, in Los Angeles County at the Airport Courthouse attorney Steve Escovar successfully litigated two post-convictions motions on behalf of one client. Mr. Escovar was able win a Penal Code § ...

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  • Los Angeles County – Central Courthouse - Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion to Vacate Health & Safety Code section 11350(a) Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance Conviction Granted and Dismissed Per Penal Code Section 1385!
    Los Angeles County – Central Courthouse - Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion to Vacate Health & Safety Code section 11350(a) Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance Conviction Granted and Dismissed Per Penal Code Section 1385!

    Recently, in Los Angeles County at the Central Courthouse our office successfully litigated a Penal Code § 1473.7 motion arguing that our client failed to meaningfully understand the immigration ...

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  • Post-Conviction Relief: Health & Safety Code § 11350(a) – Plea Withdrawn and Dismissed per Penal Code section 1203.43!
    Post-Conviction Relief: Health & Safety Code § 11350(a) – Plea Withdrawn and Dismissed per Penal Code section 1203.43!

    Recently, at the Central Courthouse in Los Angeles County, I was able to withdraw my client’s plea and dismiss the conviction pursuant to Penal Code section 1203.43. When our client hired our office, ...

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  • Effective January 1, 2019 - Amendment to Penal Code section 1473.7 Makes a Presumption of Legal Invalidity in Certain Cases (AB-2867)
    Effective January 1, 2019 - Amendment to Penal Code section 1473.7 Makes a Presumption of Legal Invalidity in Certain Cases (AB-2867)

    As previously discussed in a former blog post, Governor Jerry Brown recently approved Assembly Bill No. 2867 which made noteworthy amendments to Penal Code section 1473.7. [1] The amendments to Penal ...

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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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  • NEW Bill Requires Review of State Records to Assist in Resentencing, Dismissing and/or Redesignating Cannabis Convictions (AB-1793)
    NEW Bill Requires Review of State Records to Assist in Resentencing, Dismissing and/or Redesignating Cannabis Convictions (AB-1793)

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved AB-1793.[1] AB-1793 legislation makes changes to the “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act” (AUMA), previously enacted on November ...

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