Blog Posts in Post Conviction Relief

All Posts
  • NEW Appellate Opinion Analyzing Recently Enacted Penal Code section 1473.7
    NEW Appellate Opinion Analyzing Recently Enacted Penal Code section 1473.7

    On March 6, 2019, the California Court of Appeal certified for publication a new appellate opinion analyzing issues pertaining to Penal Code section 1473.7. In 2009 the defendant in People v. John ...

    Read More
  • Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code section 487(c) Grand Theft Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Dismissed in the Interests of Justice!
    Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code section 487(c) Grand Theft Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Dismissed in the Interests of Justice!

    Recently, in Los Angeles County at the Torrance Courthouse our office successfully litigated a Penal Code § 1473.7 motion arguing that our client failed to meaningfully understand the immigration ...

    Read More
  • Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code section 1203.3 Motion to Terminate Probation Early and Penal Code section 1203.4 Motion to Dismiss Granted!
    Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code section 1203.3 Motion to Terminate Probation Early and Penal Code section 1203.4 Motion to Dismiss Granted!

    Recently, in Los Angeles County at the Bellflower Courthouse our office successfully litigated a joint Penal Code § 1203.3/1203.4 motion to terminate probation early and dismiss the charge for our ...

    Read More
  • Post-Conviction Relief! Health and Safety Code section 11359 Possession of Marijuana for Sale Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Dismissed in the Interests of Justice!
    Post-Conviction Relief! Health and Safety Code section 11359 Possession of Marijuana for Sale Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Dismissed in the Interests of Justice!

    Recently, in Los Angeles County at the Central Courthouse our office successfully litigated a joint Penal Code § 1016.5/1473.7 motion arguing that our client failed to meaningfully understand the ...

    Read More
  • What is a Petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis?
    What is a Petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis?

    The writ of error coram nobis is a non-statutory common law remedy to challenging a court’s final judgment (i.e. vacate a judgment). The origins of the writ of error coram nobis date back to English ...

    Read More
  • SB-1437 – Accomplice Liability for Felony Murder Amendments to Penal Code section 188 and 189 – Updates Since Enactment
    SB-1437 – Accomplice Liability for Felony Murder Amendments to Penal Code section 188 and 189 – Updates Since Enactment

    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 took ...

    Read More