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  • Post-Conviction Relief: Health & Safety Code section 11350(a) (Possession of a Controlled Substance) Offense Vacated Pursuant to Penal Code section 1016.5 & Dismissed per Penal Code section 1385:
    Post-Conviction Relief: Health & Safety Code section 11350(a) (Possession of a Controlled Substance) Offense Vacated Pursuant to Penal Code section 1016.5 & Dismissed per Penal Code section 1385:

    Recently, at the Central Courthouse in Los Angeles County, I obtained a dismissal on behalf of my client for her Health & Safety Code section 11350 (Possession of a Controlled Substance) offense from ...

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  • NEW Appellate Opinion Analyzing Recently Enacted Penal Code section 1473.7
    NEW Appellate Opinion Analyzing Recently Enacted Penal Code section 1473.7

    On March 6, 2019, the California Court of Appeal certified for publication a new appellate opinion analyzing issues pertaining to Penal Code section 1473.7. In 2009 the defendant in People v. John ...

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  • Post-Conviction Relief! Health and Safety Code section 11359 Possession of Marijuana for Sale Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Dismissed in the Interests of Justice!
    Post-Conviction Relief! Health and Safety Code section 11359 Possession of Marijuana for Sale Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Dismissed in the Interests of Justice!

    Recently, in Los Angeles County at the Central Courthouse our office successfully litigated a joint Penal Code § 1016.5/1473.7 motion arguing that our client failed to meaningfully understand the ...

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  • Post-Conviction Relief: 1992 Health & Safety Code section 11352(a) Controlled Substance Offense – Vacated per Penal Code section 1016.5 & Dismissed per Penal Code section 1382
    Post-Conviction Relief: 1992 Health & Safety Code section 11352(a) Controlled Substance Offense – Vacated per Penal Code section 1016.5 & Dismissed per Penal Code section 1382

    Recently, at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Courthouse in Los Angeles County, I obtained a dismissal on behalf of my client for his 1992 Health & Safety Code section 11352(a) “Possession of a Controlled ...

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  • Measure on California’s 2020 Ballot Addressing Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection
    Measure on California’s 2020 Ballot Addressing Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection

    On July 9, 2018, Secretary of State Alex Padilla reported that enough signatures had been submitted to put the measure entitled, “Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony ...

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  • A Discussion Regarding Pardons and Commutations Made by California Governors Since 1943
    A Discussion Regarding Pardons and Commutations Made by California Governors Since 1943

    As discussed in a previous blog post, former Governor Jerry Brown granted 143 pardons and 131 commutations in 2018. According to an article posted in the San Francisco Chronicle, former Governor Jerry ...

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