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Proposition 47 – Radically Changes Drug Laws

Proposition 47 – Radically Changes Drug Laws   On election night 2014, Proposition 47 radically changed drug laws by reducing simple drug possession to misdemeanors only. Previously, possession of narcotics under Health and Safety Code Section 11377 (commonly methamphetamine) could be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony based on the prosecutor’s discretion. Cocaine and heroin, defined in Health and Safety Code Section 11350, could only be brought as a...
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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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WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE ARRESTED FOR A DUI OVER THE HOLIDAYS

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE ARRESTED FOR A DUI OVER THE HOLIDAYS Getting arrested for driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) during the Christmas and New Year holiday comes with a unique set of circumstances. While most businesses are closed, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Criminal Courts remain open. Individuals arrested for a DUI are required to contact the DMV within ten days of his or her...
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Ross Green Selected to Top 100 Trial Lawyers List

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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 qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a...
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Extra DUI Patrols This Thanksgiving Weekend

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 down on all traffic offenders.   The Law Offices of Ross Green would like to...
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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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Two Prior Convictions Out of Single Act Cannot Constitute Two Separate Strikes

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 more strikes in one case for a single act thus qualifying him or...
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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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