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  • Bench Warrant Recalled and Case Dismissed Pursuant to Penal Code section 1385 in the Interests of Justice for a Misdemeanor Health and Safety Code section 11550(a) (“Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance”)!
    Bench Warrant Recalled and Case Dismissed Pursuant to Penal Code section 1385 in the Interests of Justice for a Misdemeanor Health and Safety Code section 11550(a) (“Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance”)!

    Recently at the Tulare Courthouse in Tulare County I was able to negotiate to a Penal Code Section 1385 dismissal in the interests of justice for our client charged with one misdemeanor count of ...

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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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  • Client Sentenced to Los Angeles County Sentenced Offender Drug Court (“SODC”) – Originally Facing Approximately Four Years in State Prison!
    Client Sentenced to Los Angeles County Sentenced Offender Drug Court (“SODC”) – Originally Facing Approximately Four Years in State Prison!

    Our client has an extensive criminal history involving multiple vehicle thefts convictions, numerous drug related crimes, and DUI convictions. Our client was being charged with violating Penal Code ...

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  • Misdemeanor Health and Safety Code section 11377 (“Possessing a Controlled Substance, to wit Methamphetamine”) Charge Dismissed in the Interests of Justice
    Misdemeanor Health and Safety Code section 11377 (“Possessing a Controlled Substance, to wit Methamphetamine”) Charge Dismissed in the Interests of Justice

    Recently at the Downey Courthouse in Los Angeles County I was able to negotiate to a pre-plea diversion offer for our client charged with one misdemeanor count of Health and Safety Code section 11377, ...

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  • Post-Conviction Relief: 1980 Health & Safety Code section 11360 Controlled Substance Offense – Vacated per Penal Code section 1016.5 & Dismissed per Penal Code section 1382
    Post-Conviction Relief: 1980 Health & Safety Code section 11360 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 1980 Health & Safety Code section 11360 “Marijuana for Sales” felony ...

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  • Los Angeles County Drug Program for Defendants with Felony Non-Violent Offenses Facing State Prison Commitments! Sentenced Offender Drug Court (“SODC”)!
    Los Angeles County Drug Program for Defendants with Felony Non-Violent Offenses Facing State Prison Commitments! Sentenced Offender Drug Court (“SODC”)!

    Since 1998, the Los Angeles County Superior Court has overseen the “Sentenced Offender Drug Court” (SODC). The SODC is an intensive program for convicted, non-violent felony offenders who face state ...

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