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San Mateo and Northern California Criminal Defense Lawyer Ross Green Announces 2014 Year End Criminal Defense Recap

San Mateo and Northern California Criminal Defense Lawyer Announces 2014 Year End Criminal Defense Recap – DUI Cases Won, Charges Dismissed, Felonies Reduced to Misdemeanors, Cases Expunged    The Law Offices of Ross Green – 2014 Yearend Recap of criminal defense charges including Red Light Camera and Traffic Violations, DUI, DWI, Assault, Domestic Violence, Petty Theft and Shoplifting, Drug Possession and Drug Sales and More.    The Law Offices of...
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Proposition 47 Reduces Drug and Theft Crimes to Misdemeanors

  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 the property taken is under $950 are now misdemeanors. Previously, these offenses were felonies carrying...
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Governor Lowers Mandatory Sentence for Drug Use

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 a minimum of ninety days as a sentence. On the other hand, the new law...
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New Law Aids Noncitizens Convicted of a Misdemeanor

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 even if he or she serves no jail time. As long as the criminal offense...
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NEW SPECIAL FEE PROGRAM FOR AFL-CIO UNION MEMBERS

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 is dedicated to improving the lives of working families, bringing fairness and dignity to the...
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Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutional

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 retributive and deterrent purpose and will be arbutrary." The CourtThis is the first time...
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Changes to Transporation Laws - Making Them Fairer

Changes to Transporation Laws - Making Them Fairer   There are four main statutes regulating the transportation of controlled substances , Health and Safety Code Sections 11352 (cocaine), 11360 (marijuana), 11379 (methamphetamines) and 11379.5 (PCP). The penalties for these offenses are significantly higher than for simple possession or even drug sales. For years, transportation was defined as simply knowingly possessing a controlled substance while in a vehicle.  When a prosecutor...
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STERLING TAPE INADMISSIBLE IN LEGAL PROCEEDING TO REMOVE HIM AS OWNER

STERLING TAPE INADMISSIBLE IN LEGAL PROCEEDING TO REMOVE HIM AS OWNER   While few people have a lot of compassion for Donald Sterling these days, many are wondering whether he was the victim of a crime and what affect that may have on attempts to remove him as the Clippers owner. California Penal Code Section 632 makes it illegal to record any confidential communication without the consent of all parties....
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How Much Jail is Aldon Smith Facing?


The San Francisco 49ers’ star outside linebacker has run into some real legal troubles over the last couple of years. Just recently, he was arrested at Los Angeles Airport for allegedly making a false bomb Report.  This charge, memorialized in Penal Code Section 148.1, is a ‘wobbler’ offense. That means that it can be brought as either a felony or a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor can result in up to a...
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What Questions Should You Ask a Criminal Defense Attorney?

What Questions Should You Ask a Criminal Defense Attorney? Facing criminal charges is one of the scariest things that can happen to a person. In addition to the social stigma of being charged with a crime, you could also face penalties such as jail time and steep fines. Regardless of the charges against you, it is important you seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Choosing the right...
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