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  • Voluntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(a)) Charge Dismissed and Negotiated to Involuntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(b)) for Juvenile Client! No DJJ!
    Voluntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(a)) Charge Dismissed and Negotiated to Involuntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(b)) for Juvenile Client! No DJJ!

    Recently at the Eastlake Juvenile Courthouse in Los Angeles County I was able to negotiate a plea to one felony count of Involuntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(b)) for an incident in which ...

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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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  • 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 Make Significant Amendments to Penal Code section 188 and 189 Accomplice Liability for Felony Murder (SB-1437)
    NEW Bill Make Significant Amendments to Penal Code section 188 and 189 Accomplice Liability for Felony Murder (SB-1437)

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved Senate Bill No. 1437 which made important amendments to Penal Code sections 188 and 189. [1] Newly amended Penal Code sections 188 and 189 are set ...

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  • Amazing Result on an Attempted Murder Case!
    Amazing Result on an Attempted Murder Case!

    Recently, in the Antelope Valley Courthouse, I obtained a great result for my client charged with attempted murder in violation of Penal Code section 664/187(a). My client is 18 years old and was ...

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  • "Not Guilty" on Two Counts of Attempted Murder

    I recently had the mother of a client call me to thank me again for having defending her son in a three-week long Jury Trial at the San Fernando Courthouse. My client was 18 years old. He was accused ...

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