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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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    What is a "Proposition 64" Motion for Marijuana Cases?

    "Proposition 64" Motion: Effective November 9, 2016, a motion under "Proposition 64" provides for re-sentencing, re-designation, or dismissal and sealing of specific marijuana based offenses. Relief ...

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