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  • Measure on California’s 2020 Ballot Addressing Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection
    Measure on California’s 2020 Ballot Addressing Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection

    On July 9, 2018, Secretary of State Alex Padilla reported that enough signatures had been submitted to put the measure entitled, “Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony ...

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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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  • 65 Felony Counts Originally Charged! Bail Originally Set at $2,190,000 Million Dollars! Successful Bail Review Hearing Reduced Bail to $230,000! Amazing Negotiated Plea to Five Counts and Pre-Sentence Credit Awarded for Time Spent in Rehab Facility!
    65 Felony Counts Originally Charged! Bail Originally Set at $2,190,000 Million Dollars! Successful Bail Review Hearing Reduced Bail to $230,000! Amazing Negotiated Plea to Five Counts and Pre-Sentence Credit Awarded for Time Spent in Rehab Facility!

    Our client was originally charged with 65 felony counts including charges alleging our client committed assault with a semiautomatic weapon (PC 245(b) and was in possession of unlawful assault ...

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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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