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  • Penal Code section 23900 Felony Offense Negotiated from 16 Months State Prison Offer to 364 Days in County Jail and Gang Enhancement Dismissed!
    Penal Code section 23900 Felony Offense Negotiated from 16 Months State Prison Offer to 364 Days in County Jail and Gang Enhancement Dismissed!

    Recently in Los Angeles County at the Burbank Courthouse a Complaint was filed against our client alleging that he violated Penal Code section 23900, Obliterating the Identification of a Firearm”, and ...

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  • Juvenile Penal Code section 245(a)(4) Felony Charges – Welfare & Institutions Code § 790 Deferred Entry of Judgment Granted!
    Juvenile Penal Code section 245(a)(4) Felony Charges – Welfare & Institutions Code § 790 Deferred Entry of Judgment Granted!

    My client is currently seventeen (17) years old and is a senior in high school. She was charged with violating Penal Code section 245(a)(4) in which it was alleged that she dragged another female ...

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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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