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  • Voluntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(a)) Charge Dismissed and Negotiated to Involuntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(b)) for Juvenile Client! No DJJ!
    Voluntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(a)) Charge Dismissed and Negotiated to Involuntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(b)) for Juvenile Client! No DJJ!

    Recently at the Eastlake Juvenile Courthouse in Los Angeles County I was able to negotiate a plea to one felony count of Involuntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(b)) for an incident in which ...

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  • How Can Sealing Your Arrest Record Pursuant to Penal Code section 851.91 Help You?
    How Can Sealing Your Arrest Record Pursuant to Penal Code section 851.91 Help You?

    SB-393 became effective on January 1, 2018 and permits a person to petition to have his or her arrest and related records sealed upon a showing that the arrest did not result in a conviction and the ...

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  • Effective January 1, 2019 New Bill Will Permit the District Attorney’s Office to Recommend Shorter Sentences for Inmates Retroactively in the Interests of Justice (AB-2942)
    Effective January 1, 2019 New Bill Will Permit the District Attorney’s Office to Recommend Shorter Sentences for Inmates Retroactively in the Interests of Justice (AB-2942)

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved Assembly Bill - 2942 which creates landmark authority permitting the District Attorney’s Office to retroactively recommend shorter sentences for ...

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  • NEW Bill Make Significant Amendments to Penal Code section 188 and 189 Accomplice Liability for Felony Murder (SB-1437)
    NEW Bill Make Significant Amendments to Penal Code section 188 and 189 Accomplice Liability for Felony Murder (SB-1437)

    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 are set ...

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  • Post-Conviction Relief: Penal Code section 245(a)(2) Assault with a Firearm Offense with Sentence Enhancement for Use of a Firearm Reduced to a Misdemeanor and Dismissed Per Penal Code section 1203.4
    Post-Conviction Relief: Penal Code section 245(a)(2) Assault with a Firearm Offense with Sentence Enhancement for Use of a Firearm Reduced to a Misdemeanor and Dismissed Per Penal Code section 1203.4

    Recently, at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Courthouse in Los Angeles County, I obtained a reduction to a misdemeanor on a Penal Code section 245(a)(2) Assault with a Firearm Offense for my client. My ...

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  • Bail Reduced from $2,190,000 to $230,000 for Over 65 Criminal Counts Charged in Complaint Including - Possession of Assault Weapon, Possession of Machinegun and Assault with a Deadly Weapon
    Bail Reduced from $2,190,000 to $230,000 for Over 65 Criminal Counts Charged in Complaint Including - Possession of Assault Weapon, Possession of Machinegun and Assault with a Deadly Weapon

    My client was recently charged with violating the following counts: Count 1 - Penal Code section 245(b) (Assault with a Semiautomatic Firearm); Count 2 - Penal Code section 245(b) (Assault with a ...

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