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The Law Offices of Ross Green CHANGES IN THE DUI LAW FOR 2014 The most significant change in the driving under the influence (DUI) laws for 2014 is a reorganization of the statute. While the elements of DUI/DWI have not changed, the legislature separated offenses involving alcohol, drugs and the combination of both. Previously, Vehicle […]

Early Granting of Certificate of Rehabilitation  SB 530 is amongst the many bills passed in the new year which improve post-conviction relief for those who have suffered a criminal conviction. This new law, codified in Penal Code Section 4852.22, speeds up the opportunity for the court to grant a certificate of rehabilitation. Unlike those eligible […]

Expungement Prohibits Disclosure to Employers for Many California Record Expungement Being convicted of a crime often results in post-conviction consequences years after the criminal offense was committed. A common example of this is when prospective job candidates are required to disclose prior convictions, even when they occurred years earlier. Relief from this predicament is now […]

DMV to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Drivers  AB 60, passed in 2013, requires the DMV to issue a driver’s license to a person who is unable to submit satisfactory proof that the applicant’s presence in the US is lawful if the driver is otherwise qualified. The applicant will still have to provide proof of […]

More Rights for Immigrants Who are Victims of Crime Immigrant Victims of Crime For a victim of a crime to be provided services, they often have to present verification that they in fact have been victimized. A police report is the most common way to provide the needed documentation.  Yet, in the past, immigrants have […]

“The TRUST ACT” – Immigration Holds Limited As always, there are many new laws coming into effect in 2014. One of the most important from an immigration perspective is the TRUST ACT. Previously, jails, juvenile halls and other types of detention centers were authorized to hold a subject for up to forty-eight hours to allow […]

Under Penal Code Section 1203.3, a judge has the discretion to order the early termination of probation. The statute states, “The court may at any time when the ends of justice will be served thereby, and when the good conduct and reform of the person so held on probation shall warrant it, terminate the period […]

With increasing numbers of drivers being issued red light traffic tickets, it’s important for people to know the available defenses. A successful defense can be found in the quality of the picture itself. Vehicle Code Section 210 requires the picture of the driver and license plate to be “clear.” Sunglasses or a lowered visor can […]

In the last several months, several new criminal law Apps have come to market. Previously, most applications have been geared towards attorneys, e.g. copies of the Penal Code or methods of calculating a client’s maximum sentence. Recently though, several providers have produced mobile applications for the average citizen. The first really interesting one is DUI […]

The Bailey Doctrine

Many criminal practitioners are unaware of the Bailey Doctrine. This law states, “Whether a series of wrongful acts constitutes a single offense or multiple offenses depends upon the facts of each case, and a defendant may be properly convicted upon separate counts charging grand theft from the same person if the evidence shows that the […]

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