Category: Updates

Proposition 57 Update

My friend Douglas Fienberg from the Fresno County Public Defender’s Office has been carefully tracking the proposed rules for Proposition 57.  You can see the proposed rules here: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/proposition57/docs/Prop-57-Public-Comment-Regs.pdf. Here is the latest from Mr. Fienberg: There are at least four problems with the proposed regulations. First, the proposed regulations exclude people subject to indeterminate [..]

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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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Attorney’s Fees

  Most criminal defense attorneys in California charge attorney fees in one of two ways: (1) Flat Rate Fees; or (2) Hourly Fees. At the Fannon Law Office, I charge attorney’s fees by using a mixture of these two concepts I call a Modified Flat Rate Fee. Flat Rate Fees Flat rate attorney fees generally [..]

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