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  • New Ignition Interlock Device Requirements in California DUI Cases
    New Ignition Interlock Device Requirements in California DUI Cases

    Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1046 into law, effective January 1, 2019. The bill is a statewide expansion of a pilot program that ran in Alameda, Los Angeles, Tulare and Sacramento counties. The ...

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  • A Winning Election for Criminal Justice Reform
    A Winning Election for Criminal Justice Reform

    Most of the focus this election season was on the Senate and the House in an election seen by many as a referendum on Trump that would set the playing field for 2020. Not as widely reported was the ...

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  • Pending Execution of Joseph Garcia
    Pending Execution of Joseph Garcia

    Last month, I wrote about Senate Bill 1437 and the long overdue and significant changes it made to the laws governing murder in California. You can find that post here . In short, the bill requires ...

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  • Anatomy of a Criminal Case: Pre-Trial Motion Work
    Anatomy of a Criminal Case: Pre-Trial Motion Work

    One of the things I sometimes hear from clients who are frustrated with their options is “well can’t you file some motions!?” The answer is…yes! But only if there is a motion to be filed. What is a ...

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  • The Anatomy of a Criminal Case: Discovery & Investigation
    The Anatomy of a Criminal Case: Discovery & Investigation

    It has been a few months since my last entry in this series, detailing the anatomy of a criminal case. In case, you missed the previous entries, you can find them here: Pre-filing & pre-filing ...

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  • One DNA Test Could Free Kevin Cooper
    One DNA Test Could Free Kevin Cooper

    The New York Times recently published an absolutely remarkable piece examining the pending execution of a potentially innocent man here in California. I write about it here primarily with the hope ...

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