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  • Two Post-Conviction Motions Pursuant to Penal Code section 1473.7 Granted for a Client in One Day and renegotiated to immigration-friendly pleas!
    Two Post-Conviction Motions Pursuant to Penal Code section 1473.7 Granted for a Client in One Day and renegotiated to immigration-friendly pleas!

    Recently, in San Diego County at the Central Courthouse we successfully litigated two post-convictions motions on behalf of one client. At the time that our client hired our office, he was in ...

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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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  • 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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  • Effective January 1, 2019 New Bill Will Permit the District Attorney’s Office to Recommend Shorter Sentences for Inmates Retroactively in the Interests of Justice (AB-2942)
    Effective January 1, 2019 New Bill Will Permit the District Attorney’s Office to Recommend Shorter Sentences for Inmates Retroactively in the Interests of Justice (AB-2942)

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved Assembly Bill - 2942 which creates landmark authority permitting the District Attorney’s Office to retroactively recommend shorter sentences for ...

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  • Beware- New Marijuana Driving Laws
    Beware- New Marijuana Driving Laws

    On September 11, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown approved SB-65. SB-65 made amendments to Vehicle Code sections 23220 and 23221 and came into effect on January 1, 2018. Existing law under Vehicle Code ...

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  • Great News! Newly Enacted Pretrial Diversion Program  Can Assist in Controlled Substances Cases
    Great News! Newly Enacted Pretrial Diversion Program Can Assist in Controlled Substances Cases

    On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown approved AB-208 (“Deferred Entry of Judgment: Pretrial Diversion”). This Act took effect on January 1, 2018 and has amended the existing deferred entry of ...

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