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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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  • Penal Code section 243.4, Sexual Battery, Offense Dismissed at Arraignment!
    Penal Code section 243.4, Sexual Battery, Offense Dismissed at Arraignment!

    Our office was recently retained to conduct an investigation pre-filing into allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. After months of diligent work, our client was charged with allegedly violating ...

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  • Dismissed! Willfully and Unlawfully Keeping a Disorderly House for the Purpose of Prostitution (Penal Code § 316) Charges Dismissed Per Penal Code § 1385, In the Interests of Justice!
    Dismissed! Willfully and Unlawfully Keeping a Disorderly House for the Purpose of Prostitution (Penal Code § 316) Charges Dismissed Per Penal Code § 1385, In the Interests of Justice!

    Recently at the Van Nuys Courthouse in Los Angeles County I was able to negotiate a Penal Code Section 1385 dismissal in the interests of justice for our client charged with a misdemeanor count of ...

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