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  • Child Pornography Offender Risk Tool (“CPORT”) Developed and Can Help Predict Risk of Recidivism Among Adult Male Offenders with Convictions for Child Pornography!
    Child Pornography Offender Risk Tool (“CPORT”) Developed and Can Help Predict Risk of Recidivism Among Adult Male Offenders with Convictions for Child Pornography!

    The number of cases in which defendants are being charged with possession of child pornography has been increasing yet it is difficult to determine or predict the risk that these individuals may ...

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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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  • Misdemeanor Penal Code section 316 “Keeping Disorderly House for the Purpose of Prostitution” Charge Dismissed and Negotiated to an Infraction Violation of Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 41.49 (“Failure to Maintain Proper Hotel Record”) No Jail, only F
    Misdemeanor Penal Code section 316 “Keeping Disorderly House for the Purpose of Prostitution” Charge Dismissed and Negotiated to an Infraction Violation of Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 41.49 (“Failure to Maintain Proper Hotel Record”) No Jail, only F

    Recently at the Van Nuys Courthouse in Los Angeles County I was able to negotiate a plea to one infraction charge of “Failing to Maintain Proper Hotel Record” in violation of Los Angeles Municipal ...

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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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  • Governor Jerry Brown Recently Signed SB-439 – Limiting Juvenile Court Jurisdiction to Minors 12 and Older, With Exceptions
    Governor Jerry Brown Recently Signed SB-439 – Limiting Juvenile Court Jurisdiction to Minors 12 and Older, With Exceptions

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved Senate Bill No. 439 which made significant changes to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.[1] SB-439 will amend Welfare and Institutions Code ...

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