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  • Juvenile Penal Code section 242/243(a) Misdemeanor Charges – Welfare & Institutions Code § 654 Informal Diversion Granted and Case Dismissed and Sealed!
    Juvenile Penal Code section 242/243(a) Misdemeanor Charges – Welfare & Institutions Code § 654 Informal Diversion Granted and Case Dismissed and Sealed!

    At the time of the alleged offense, my client was twelve (12) years old and had lost his father to end stage pancreatic cancer. My client allegedly battered his mother when she was attempting to take ...

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  • Juvenile Penal Code section 245(a)(4) Felony Charges – Welfare & Institutions Code § 790 Deferred Entry of Judgment Granted!
    Juvenile Penal Code section 245(a)(4) Felony Charges – Welfare & Institutions Code § 790 Deferred Entry of Judgment Granted!

    My client is currently seventeen (17) years old and is a senior in high school. She was charged with violating Penal Code section 245(a)(4) in which it was alleged that she dragged another female ...

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  • Federal Criminal Justice Reform Bill – The First Step Act – Prohibits the Use of Solitary Confinement for Discipline, Punishment, or Retaliation for Juvenile Offenders
    Federal Criminal Justice Reform Bill – The First Step Act – Prohibits the Use of Solitary Confinement for Discipline, Punishment, or Retaliation for Juvenile Offenders

    The House of Representatives introduced “The First Step Act” aimed at reducing the recidivism of federal prisoners and other criminal justice reforms. The Act was originally passed in the House and ...

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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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  • Juvenile Penal Code section 242/243(a) Misdemeanor Charges – Welfare & Institutions Code § 654 Informal Diversion Granted!
    Juvenile Penal Code section 242/243(a) Misdemeanor Charges – Welfare & Institutions Code § 654 Informal Diversion Granted!

    At the time of the alleged offense, my client was twelve (12) years old and had lost his father to end stage pancreatic cancer. My client allegedly battered his mother when she was attempting to take ...

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  • Governor Jerry Brown Recently Signed SB-439 – Limiting Juvenile Court Jurisdiction to Minors 12 and Older, With Exceptions
    Governor Jerry Brown Recently Signed SB-439 – Limiting Juvenile Court Jurisdiction to Minors 12 and Older, With Exceptions

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved Senate Bill No. 439 which made significant changes to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.[1] SB-439 will amend Welfare and Institutions Code ...

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