Category: Manslaughter

California Proposition 57: What You Need to Know

On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 57, also known as the California Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements Initiative. Here’s a brief look at what Proposition 57 means to California and its citizens. New parole opportunities for those convicted of non-violent felonies. Proposition 57 changes the time calculation for parole [..]

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Do Veterans Get Special Treatment in Criminal Courts?

Yes.  Military veterans do get special treatment in the criminal courts. The California Legislature has enacted several sentencing schemes to give special or preferential treatment to veterans in criminal cases who are suffering from specified conditions.  All misdemeanor charges can be diverted from sentencing and conviction completely under specific circumstances.  For a description of how [..]

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The Police Are Listening!

  UPDATE: The American Bar Association (ABA) recently filed a report about prosecutors obtaining video recordings of attorney-client meetings from private-run prisons.  This absolutely confirms that law enforcement officers and prosecutors are attempting to listen to confidential communications in violation of the law. See the ABA story at this link. ORIGINAL POST: In 2003, I [..]

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The Dangers of Speaking with Law Enforcement

The Dangers of Speaking with Law Enforcement ***** UPDATE: On September 4, 2016, an essay written by Professor James Duane from Reagent Law School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was published in the local Redding, California newspaper.  This essay discusses the very real danger of false confessions as a result of relentless law enforcement interrogation.  Included [..]

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