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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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  • NEW Bill Repeals Authority for District Attorney to Make a Motion to Transfer Some Minors to Criminal Jurisdiction (SB-1391)
    NEW Bill Repeals Authority for District Attorney to Make a Motion to Transfer Some Minors to Criminal Jurisdiction (SB-1391)

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved SB-1391.[1] SB-1391 legislation makes changes to the Public Safety And Rehabilitation Act of 2016, “Proposition 57,” which allowed district ...

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  • Custodial Interrogation of Juveniles - NEW Bill Makes Landmark Changes!
    Custodial Interrogation of Juveniles - NEW Bill Makes Landmark Changes!

    On October 11, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown approved SB-395.[1] SB-395 significantly changes the procedure for custodial interrogations of juveniles 15 years of age or younger (with some exceptions). ...

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  • Juvenile DUI, Traffic Collision, BAC .14/.14 - Result, Pre-Plea Diversion!
    Juvenile DUI, Traffic Collision, BAC .14/.14 - Result, Pre-Plea Diversion!

    I recently represented a client in the San Bernardino Juvenile Court that was accused of a DUI in violation of Vehicle Code section 23152. He was involved in a car accident (crashing into a wall) ...

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