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Blog Posts in October, 2019

  • Gov. Newsom Signs 25 Bills Aimed at Criminal Justice Reform

    || 22-Oct-2019

    Governor Gavin Newsom signed 25 bills on October 8, 2019, which address criminal justice reform in California. These new laws end some mandatory sentencing enhancements, make the expungement process easier, and ban law enforcement officials from having body cameras equipped with facial recognition technology. The following are some of the notable measures signed the Gov. Newsom: AB 1076 – ...
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  • Common Crimes During the Holidays

    || 6-Oct-2019

    From festive gatherings with loved ones and travel plans to gift shopping and home decorating, the holidays are a joyous and busy time of year. On the other hand, the season is also associated with an increase in criminal activity. If you happen to make a mistake, not only does it put a damper on your holiday spirit, but it can also lead to criminal charges. The following are some of the common ...
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  • 5 Benefits of Expungement

    || 1-Oct-2019

    Whether you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense, a permanent criminal record can make it difficult to move on with your life. That is why it is important to spend time and money to seek record expungement to finally put the past behind you for good. Expungement is a legal process in which a criminal conviction, charge, or arrest is erased. Once a record is expunged, you can ...
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  • SB 1391 Raises Age Threshold for Minors to Be Tried as Adults

    || 1-Oct-2019

    Former-Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1391 into law in 2018, raising the age limit to 16 years old for juveniles to be tried as adults for certain crimes. The new law took effect on January 1, 2019. Difference Between Old Law & New Law According to the pervious law, a judge could decide whether a juvenile offender under 16 years of age should face legal proceedings in adult court. Now, no minor ...
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