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  Ross Green Selected to Top 100 Trial Lawyers List The Law Offices of Ross Green is happy to announce a selection to The National Trial Lawyers Top 110 List. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent […]

Extra DUI Patrol This Thanksgiving Weekend A clear message from the California Highway Patrol this Thanksgiving weekend: “Don’t drink and drive, speed, or text while driving over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.” Throughout California, the CHP will have heighten patrols focused on arresting drunk drivers. Between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, officers will be cracking […]

  Proposition 47 Reduces Drug and Theft Crimes to Misdemeanors   In a sweeping change to the judicial system, Proposition 47 dramatically altered the landscape of felony sentencing. In general, all simple drug possession offenses (Health and Safety Code Sections 11377 and 11350) were reduced to misdemeanors. Additionally, all theft offenses where the value of […]

Governor Lowers Mandatory Sentence for Drug Use (HS 11550)   Starting January 1, 2015, the mandatory ninety day sentence for drug users will be eliminated. Previously, a person charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, Health and Safety Code Section 11550, who did not otherwise qualify for a diversionary program, would face […]

Two Prior Convictions Out of Single Act Cannot Constitute Two Separate Strikes   In People v. Vargas, 59 Cal. 4th 635 (2014), the California Supreme Court has recently ruled that two charges which arise out of the same act against the same victim cannot constitute two separate strikes. Previously, a defendant could earn two or […]

New Law Aids Noncitizens Convicted of a Misdemeanor   A noncitizen is deportable for a single conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, i.e. dishonesty, within five years of admission, if the offense has a potential sentence of one year or more.  Accordingly, a green card holder could be deported for a minimal misdemeanor offense […]

NEW SPECIAL FEE PROGRAM FOR AFL-CIO UNION MEMBERS   The Law Offices of Ross Green is delighted to announce a partnership agreement with Union Plus. Through this new program, members of any AFL-CIO Union will receive special rates on criminal defense matters, such as free consultations and reduced hourly rates and flat fees. The AFL-CIO […]

California Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutional  On July 16, 2014, a Federal judge in Orange County ruled that California’s death penalty violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The Court reasoned that the random few who will be executed “will have languished for so long on Death Row that their execution will serve no […]

Flash Nugget- Cell Phone Searches Require Warrant Last week, the United States Supreme Court ruled that law enforcements’ searches of cell phones require a warrant. Previously, the Ninth Circuit, and other federal courts have allowed searches incident to an arrest. The searches were allowed for the purpose of seeking additional evidence for which the individual […]

  Important Search and Seizure Ruling Expected on Warrantless Cell Phone Searches   An important ruling is expected to be issued in the next few weeks by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of cell phone searches. Two cases are currently before the Court, Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie. The Fourth […]

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