Penal Code 1473.7 is a powerful tool in California law to reverse the adverse immigration consequences of some criminal convictions, such as deportation, denial of naturalization, denial of amnesty, and exclusion from entering the United States. The law looks for people who would not have taken a plea deal if they knew it had specific […]
DUI is a legal acronym for Driving Under the Influence, commonly known as drunk driving. It's a criminal offense in California that the prosecution will typically use your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to prove. The amount of alcohol in your body can affect your judgment, depth perception, and balance. That's primarily based on how many […]
Senate Bill 1393 became effective on January 1, 2019. In short, Senate Bill 1393 restores a trial court’s discretion to strike five-year sentencing enhancements that were previously mandatory under Penal Code section 667(a). This means that five-year enhancement for previous “serious felony” convictions are no longer mandatory. Did SB 1393 pass? Yes, this new law […]
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