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  • Federal Criminal Justice Reform Bill – The First Step Act – Prohibits the Use of Solitary Confinement for Discipline, Punishment, or Retaliation for Juvenile Offenders
    Federal Criminal Justice Reform Bill – The First Step Act – Prohibits the Use of Solitary Confinement for Discipline, Punishment, or Retaliation for Juvenile Offenders

    The House of Representatives introduced “The First Step Act” aimed at reducing the recidivism of federal prisoners and other criminal justice reforms. The Act was originally passed in the House and ...

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  • Felony Insurance Code section 556(a)(1) “Presenting Fraudulent Claim” Offense Reduced from a Felony to a Misdemeanor!
    Felony Insurance Code section 556(a)(1) “Presenting Fraudulent Claim” Offense Reduced from a Felony to a Misdemeanor!

    In 1984 our client was convicted of violating Insurance Code section 556(a)(1), “Presenting Fraudulent Claim” during his employment with an insurance company. Our client was sentenced to 36 months of ...

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  • Governor Jerry Brown Announced that he has Granted 143 Pardons and 131 Commutations
    Governor Jerry Brown Announced that he has Granted 143 Pardons and 131 Commutations

    On December 24, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown announced that he has granted 143 pardons and 131 commutations. [1] The Governor’s power to grant a pardon or commutation is vested in Section 8 of Article V ...

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  • Federal Criminal Justice Reform Bill – The First Step Act (H.R. 5682) – Aimed at Reducing Recidivism and Reforming Federal Sentencing Laws
    Federal Criminal Justice Reform Bill – The First Step Act (H.R. 5682) – Aimed at Reducing Recidivism and Reforming Federal Sentencing Laws

    The House of Representatives has introduced “The First Step Act” aimed at reducing the recidivism of federal prisoners and other criminal justice reforms. The Act was passed in the House and was ...

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  • Post-Conviction Relief: 1980 Health & Safety Code section 11360 Controlled Substance Offense – Vacated per Penal Code section 1016.5 & Dismissed per Penal Code section 1382
    Post-Conviction Relief: 1980 Health & Safety Code section 11360 Controlled Substance Offense – Vacated per Penal Code section 1016.5 & Dismissed per Penal Code section 1382

    Recently, at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Courthouse in Los Angeles County, I obtained a dismissal on behalf of my client for his 1980 Health & Safety Code section 11360 “Marijuana for Sales” felony ...

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  • Los Angeles County Drug Program for Defendants with Felony Non-Violent Offenses Facing State Prison Commitments! Sentenced Offender Drug Court (“SODC”)!
    Los Angeles County Drug Program for Defendants with Felony Non-Violent Offenses Facing State Prison Commitments! Sentenced Offender Drug Court (“SODC”)!

    Since 1998, the Los Angeles County Superior Court has overseen the “Sentenced Offender Drug Court” (SODC). The SODC is an intensive program for convicted, non-violent felony offenders who face state ...

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