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  • Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion to Vacate 1999 Health & Safety Code § 11359(Possession of Marijuana for Sales) Controlled Substance Offense Granted and Re-Negotiated to Immigration Neutral Plea!
    Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion to Vacate 1999 Health & Safety Code § 11359(Possession of Marijuana for Sales) Controlled Substance Offense Granted and Re-Negotiated to Immigration Neutral Plea!

    Recently, in San Diego County, at the Chula Vista courthouse, our office successfully litigated a Penal Code § 1473.7 motion arguing that our client failed to meaningfully understand the immigration ...

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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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