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  • California Jail Credits
    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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  • DUI's from other states
    DUI's from other states

    DUI prior offenses from other states may qualify as priors in California, but those priors from the other state must have the same elements as the California DUI. For example, DUI in Arizona involves ...

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  • Caregiver Status
    Caregiver Status

    The court has held that the voters could not have intended that a dying cancer patient's primary caregiver would be subjected to a criminal sanction for carrying otherwise legally cultivated marijuana ...

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  • Complete Bans Unlawful
    Complete Bans Unlawful

    The Second District Court of Appeal in California issued a important decision in County of Los Angeles v. Alternative Medicinal Cannabis Collective (AMCC), whereby the Court affirmed the legality of ...

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  • Dispensary Patients Do Not Have to Work for Dispensary
    Dispensary Patients Do Not Have to Work for Dispensary

    The California Supreme Court recently denied review of a dispensary case out of Los Angeles. The court opted not to review the Court of Appeal ruling in People v. Colvin , and by doing so, the ...

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  • Workplace Violence Protective Order
    Workplace Violence Protective Order

    Workplace violence protective orders must be initiated by the employer of the employee. They apply when an employee has suffered an unlawful act of violence in the workplace. The employer has to show ...

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