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A Second Chance for Prisoners Charged with Murders They Didn't Commit
A Second Chance for Prisoners Charged with Murders They Didn't Commit

Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1437, which reduces the ability of prosecutors to use the “felony murder rule” on those who have been considered murder accomplices in California, giving a second chance for hundreds of individuals serving prison sentences related to homicides they ...

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  • Police Misconduct Records Are Now Available to the Public

    Going into effect on January 1, 2019, California residents will gain access to specific records regarding police misconduct (including sexual ...

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  • California Lawmakers Approve Tougher Gun Restrictions

    In the wake of recent massacres involving firearms in the United States, California lawmakers sent several bills to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office that ...

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  • Filing a Motion to Suppress

    In a criminal case, a motion to suppress is an attempt by the defense to make certain pieces of evidence out of the trial because they were illegally ...

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  • Common Ways People Violate Probation

    Whether you are convicted of a criminal offense or plead guilty in court, one alternative to jail or prison time is probation . A judge can suspend ...

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  • Gang Enhancement Law in California

    A gang is defined as an ongoing group, organization, or association of three or more individuals that have a common name or common identifying symbol ...

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  • How Long Will I Have to Register as a Sex Offender in California?

    According to California law, individuals convicted of certain sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders with a local law enforcement ...

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  • Supreme Court Ruling Requires Warrant to Obtain Cellphone Location Data

    Law enforcement in California, and throughout the United States, will now generally need a search warrant to track cellphone location data after a ...

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  • Are Fireworks Legal in Ventura County?

    The use of consumer fireworks on the Fourth of July is as American as apple pie and backyard barbecues. However, fireworks are illegal in the cities ...

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  • Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant to Search Vehicle in Your Driveway

    Regarded as a victory for Fourth Amendment advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 against a warrantless police search that involved a Virginia ...

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