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  • SB-1437 – Accomplice Liability for Felony Murder Amendments to Penal Code section 188 and 189 – Updates Since Enactment
    SB-1437 – Accomplice Liability for Felony Murder Amendments to Penal Code section 188 and 189 – Updates Since Enactment

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved Senate Bill No. 1437 which made important amendments to Penal Code sections 188 and 189. [1] Newly amended Penal Code sections 188 and 189 took ...

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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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  • Two Cases Alleging Felony and Two Strike Offenses, Consolidated and Negotiated to No State Prison and No Jail!
    Two Cases Alleging Felony and Two Strike Offenses, Consolidated and Negotiated to No State Prison and No Jail!

    Recently in Los Angeles County I was able to negotiate to a one-year residential treatment sentence for my client originally charged with two cases involving serious and/or violent felonies. My client ...

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  • Romero Granted! Client Granted Probation on P.C. § 4501.5 (Battery on Correctional Officer in State Prison) & P.C. § 4573.6 (Possession of Heroin While Confined in State Prison) Charges – Prior Strike Dismissed! Originally Facing Six Years in State Prison!
    Romero Granted! Client Granted Probation on P.C. § 4501.5 (Battery on Correctional Officer in State Prison) & P.C. § 4573.6 (Possession of Heroin While Confined in State Prison) Charges – Prior Strike Dismissed! Originally Facing Six Years in State Prison!

    Our client has an extensive criminal history including a prior strike offense for a Penal Code section 211 conviction in which our client was sentenced to state prison. While serving his time in state ...

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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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  • Felony Penal Code section 422 Criminal Threats and Misdemeanor Penal Code section 243(e)(1) Battery Charges Dismissed in the Interests of Justice Per Penal Code section 1385!
    Felony Penal Code section 422 Criminal Threats and Misdemeanor Penal Code section 243(e)(1) Battery Charges Dismissed in the Interests of Justice Per Penal Code section 1385!

    Recently at the Torrance Courthouse in the Los Angeles County, I was able to negotiate for a complete dismissal of the felony and misdemeanor charges filed against my client. When the client hired our ...

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