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  • Newly Elected Los Angeles County District Attorney Gascon’s Penal Code section 1170(d)(1) Resentencing Directives - How Escovar Law, APC Evaluates These Cases
    Newly Elected Los Angeles County District Attorney Gascon’s Penal Code section 1170(d)(1) Resentencing Directives - How Escovar Law, APC Evaluates These Cases

    AB-2942 was enacted in 2018 and made significant amendments to Penal Code section 1170(d)(1), now permitting district attorney offices across the state of California to recommend the recall of an ...

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  • Certificate of Rehabilitation - “Period of Rehabilitation”
    Certificate of Rehabilitation - “Period of Rehabilitation”

    A person convicted of a felony who is committed to state prison or county jail pursuant to Penal Code section 1170(h), may generally file a petition for a Certificate of Rehabilitation and Pardon. ...

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  • Newly Elected Los Angeles County District Attorney Gascon’s Penal Code section 1170(d)(1) Resentencing Directives May Allow More Streamlined Approach to Retroactive Sentence Modifications (AB-2942)
    Newly Elected Los Angeles County District Attorney Gascon’s Penal Code section 1170(d)(1) Resentencing Directives May Allow More Streamlined Approach to Retroactive Sentence Modifications (AB-2942)

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved Assembly Bill - 2942 which created landmark authority permitting the District Attorney’s Office to retroactively recommend shorter sentences for ...

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  • Informal Diversion Granted for Client Charged with Misdemeanor “Prostitution” in Violation of Penal Code section 647(b)(2) - Case Completely Dismissed After Successful Completion of the Diversion Program
    Informal Diversion Granted for Client Charged with Misdemeanor “Prostitution” in Violation of Penal Code section 647(b)(2) - Case Completely Dismissed After Successful Completion of the Diversion Program

    Our client was charged with violating Penal Code section 647(b)(2), “Engaging in an Act of Prostitution” after being arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover police officer during an ...

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  • Superior Court of Los Angeles County Extends $0 Bail Previously Ordered by the Judicial Council in Response to COVID-19 Global Health Pandemic!
    Superior Court of Los Angeles County Extends $0 Bail Previously Ordered by the Judicial Council in Response to COVID-19 Global Health Pandemic!

    On April 6, 2020 a statewide temporary Emergency Bail Schedule was adopted by the Judicial Council to handle criminal offenses during the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 global health ...

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  • NEW Ninth Circuit Opinion Regarding Federal Sentencing Enhancements and California State Court Convictions for Penal Code section 261.5(c)
    NEW Ninth Circuit Opinion Regarding Federal Sentencing Enhancements and California State Court Convictions for Penal Code section 261.5(c)

    On June 16, 2020, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, certified for publication a new Opinion in United States v. Chad Carl Jaycox, 2020 S.O.S. 19-10077, analyzing whether a prior ...

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