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Proposition 47

On November 4, 2014, the voters of California passed Proposition 47 which now requires a misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for some drug and property offenses. The new law is inapplicable to ...
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Expungement- Do I have to tell?

An expungement provides that the court shall set aside the verdict of guilty and dismiss the accusations or information against the defendant; thereafter, the individual "shall be released from ...
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Man Arrested For Felony Manslaughter

A 22-year-old believed to have hit two pedestrians, killing one and injuring the other, in North Hollywood was arrested on June 11. The suspect, P.S., allegedly lost control of his car and hit the two ...
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Where to Serve Subpoenas on Los Angeles Sherrif's Department

It can be confusing to navigate filing a subpoena. At Diamond & Associates, our legal team is available to answer questions and guide you through whatever you face. Our Los Angeles criminal ...
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California Jail Credits

Time Served Credits in California. Before January 25, 2012, a defendant received 50% credits meaning 2 days for every 4 served. Effective January 25, 2010, a defendant gets 100% credits, meaning 4 ...
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Murder vs. Manslaughter

Murder vs. Manslaughter California Penal Code §187 specifically defines murder as the unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought. This is similar to voluntary ...
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Arson (Crimes Against Property)

Arson: California Penal Code §451 One example of a crime against property is arson. While crimes against property are thought to be less serious that crimes with human victims, arson is taken ...
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Theft Crimes

Many people ask what the difference is between robbery and burglary. In California, these two charges have some similarities, but not many. Penal Code section 459 defines burglary. Any individual that ...
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Extradition

A story that has captured lot of attention recently is the murder of the wife of ex-Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman. The body of Monica Beresford-Redman was found at an exclusive Mexican ...
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Former NFL star's death ruled a homicide

Steve McNair's death has been offically ruled a homicide. He played in the NFL for 13 seasons and was only 36 years of age. However, the local police stated they have not classified the death of ...
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Local Teen Charged with Death of His Father

In the city of Burbank, California, a 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death of his father, who was the assistant football coach at Burbank High School. Noah Lock is facing one ...
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