Our very own Attorney Goodman was recently asked to comment on My News
LA’s investigation of Senate Bills 421, 10, and 620. Despite the
opposition from District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, who states this new
legislation will result in catastrophic consequences, Attorney Goodman
Senate Bill 421 would alter Megan’s Law into a tiered system, which
would allow some sex offenders the opportunity to be refrain from registering
with law enforcement after 10-20 years of their initial crime. Senate
Bill 10 would make bail more affordable, and Senate Bill 620 would remove
the requirements of state-mandated sentencing enhancements for gun violence.
Attorney Goodman stated, “The bill allows the court to have that
discretion instead of putting it solely in the hands of a DA’s decision
whether to include the enhancement”--which will encourage many defendants
to plead guilty rather than to risk receiving a life sentence. She believes
the new legislature would make the bail system far fairer for defendants
of a lesser means, which will in turn encourage provisions that guard
against the release of the most dangerous criminals.
Goodman also believes SB421 brings more weight back to certain systems,
such as the sex offender registration system. Because so many people are
registered as sex offenders, it no longer serves as useful tool due to
the oversaturation. As a result, a misdemeanor sex offender would register
for a minimum of 10 years, and then petition for removal through the courts.
Therefore, the accused would be more likely to reform his or her ways.
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