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  • Two Felony Penal Code section 487(a) Charges Reduced to Misdemeanors Pursuant to Penal Code section 17(b) and Dismissed per Penal Code section 1203.4!
    Two Felony Penal Code section 487(a) Charges Reduced to Misdemeanors Pursuant to Penal Code section 17(b) and Dismissed per Penal Code section 1203.4!

    Our office was able to obtain a reduction pursuant to Penal Code section 17(b) and dismissals pursuant to Penal Code section 1203.4 for our client! Our client had two felony Penal Code section 487(a) ...

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  • Two Post-Conviction Motions Granted Pursuant to Penal Code section 1473.7 and Penal Code section 1016.5 for a Client in One Day and Convictions Vacated and Dismissed!
    Two Post-Conviction Motions Granted Pursuant to Penal Code section 1473.7 and Penal Code section 1016.5 for a Client in One Day and Convictions Vacated and Dismissed!

    Recently, in Los Angeles County at the Airport Courthouse attorney Steve Escovar successfully litigated two post-convictions motions on behalf of one client. Mr. Escovar was able win a Penal Code § ...

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  • Effective January 1, 2019 - Amendment to Penal Code section 1473.7 Makes a Presumption of Legal Invalidity in Certain Cases (AB-2867)
    Effective January 1, 2019 - Amendment to Penal Code section 1473.7 Makes a Presumption of Legal Invalidity in Certain Cases (AB-2867)

    As previously discussed in a former blog post, Governor Jerry Brown recently approved Assembly Bill No. 2867 which made noteworthy amendments to Penal Code section 1473.7. [1] The amendments to Penal ...

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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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  • 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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