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  • Superior Court of Los Angeles County Extends $0 Bail Previously Ordered by the Judicial Council in Response to COVID-19 Global Health Pandemic!
    Superior Court of Los Angeles County Extends $0 Bail Previously Ordered by the Judicial Council in Response to COVID-19 Global Health Pandemic!

    On April 6, 2020 a statewide temporary Emergency Bail Schedule was adopted by the Judicial Council to handle criminal offenses during the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 global health ...

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  • Is a Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion to Vacate a Conviction or Sentence Only Available to Non-Citizens Suffering Adverse Immigration Consequences from a Conviction?
    Is a Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion to Vacate a Conviction or Sentence Only Available to Non-Citizens Suffering Adverse Immigration Consequences from a Conviction?

    While the California Legislature has placed great focus on providing avenues of relief to non-citizen defendants suffering unwitting immigration consequences from a conviction, a wrongfully convicted ...

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  • Statewide Emergency Bail Schedule Announced by Judicial Council in Response to COVID-19 – Emergency Rule 4 Adopted!
    Statewide Emergency Bail Schedule Announced by Judicial Council in Response to COVID-19 – Emergency Rule 4 Adopted!

    A statewide temporary Emergency Bail Schedule was adopted by the Judicial Council on April 6, 2020 to create uniformity in the handling of certain criminal offenses during the current state of ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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