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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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  • A Discussion Regarding Pardons and Commutations Made by California Governors Since 1943
    A Discussion Regarding Pardons and Commutations Made by California Governors Since 1943

    As discussed in a previous blog post, former Governor Jerry Brown granted 143 pardons and 131 commutations in 2018. According to an article posted in the San Francisco Chronicle, former Governor Jerry ...

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  • Registered Sex Offender in a Child Safety Zone (Los Angeles County Ordinance Section 13.59.030) Case Dismissed Per Penal Code section 1385, In the Interests of Justice!
    Registered Sex Offender in a Child Safety Zone (Los Angeles County Ordinance Section 13.59.030) Case Dismissed Per Penal Code section 1385, In the Interests of Justice!

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

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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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