SB 1437 Changes to Felony Murder Rulings

After January 1, 2019, many Defendants convicted of murder in California under the felony murder rule or the natural and probable consequence theory will have the opportunity, regardless of age of their conviction, to petition the trial court to vacate their murder...

PC 851.91

PC 851.91 Who is Eligible for Sealing Arrest Records? The law allowing individuals to petition the court to seal their criminal arrest records has been revised by California legislature.  The new statute, Penal Code section 851.91, addresses the unfortunate social...

AB1810 & MENTAL HEALTH DIVERSION

There has been much discussion and debate about the new bill AB1810 which was recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in June regarding a wide range of budget and health issues.  The bill will provide numerous health safeguards for the public, such as specific protections...