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  • Is an Inmate Serving a State Prison for a Penal Code section 288(a) Offense Eligible for Early Parole Consideration Under Proposition 57?
    Is an Inmate Serving a State Prison for a Penal Code section 288(a) Offense Eligible for Early Parole Consideration Under Proposition 57?

    On November 8, 2016, the “California Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements Initiative,” also known as “Proposition 57,” was approved by California voters. Relevant to ...

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  • Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code § 647(b) “Prostitution” Misdemeanor Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Charge Renegotiated to an Infraction Immigration Neutral Plea!
    Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code § 647(b) “Prostitution” Misdemeanor Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Charge Renegotiated to an Infraction Immigration Neutral Plea!

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

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  • Penal Code section 647(b), Solicitation for Prostitution, Offense Dismissed After Filing of Speedy Trial Motion (Serna Motion)!
    Penal Code section 647(b), Solicitation for Prostitution, Offense Dismissed After Filing of Speedy Trial Motion (Serna Motion)!

    Our office was recently retained to represent our client who was being charged with violating Penal Code section 647(b), “Solicitation for Prostitution.” According to the police reports, it is alleged ...

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  • SB-233 “Immunity from Arrest” Law Approved by the Governor
    SB-233 “Immunity from Arrest” Law Approved by the Governor

    On July 30, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom approved SB-233. [1] Existing law criminalizes various aspects of sex work, including soliciting anyone to engage in, or engaging in, lewd or dissolute conduct ...

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  • Successful Correction of a Court Record for a Client
    Successful Correction of a Court Record for a Client

    Recently, our office helped our client whose criminal record indicated that he was convicted of violating Penal Code section 261.5(d), “Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor Under 16 by a Person 21 ...

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  • NEW Appellate Opinion Analyzing Penal Code section 1473.7
    NEW Appellate Opinion Analyzing Penal Code section 1473.7

    On August 16, 2019, the California Court of Appeal certified for publication a new appellate opinion analyzing issues pertaining to Penal Code section 1473.7. [1] In March of 2005, the defendant in ...

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