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  • Proposition 47
    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?
    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 all ...

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  • Man Arrested for Felony Manslaughter
    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
    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 defense ...

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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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  • Murder vs. Manslaughter
    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 manslaughter ...

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