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Jacqueline Goodman lobbies CA lawmakers for legislative change

As a leading voice in the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), attorney Jacqueline Goodman is committed to preserving the rights of those accused of crimes, while also ensuring that the law is carried out in a just and fair manner. A recent visit to Sacramento established attorney Goodman's views when it comes to criminal justice legislation. She and her delegation lobbied to gain awareness about a collection of nine pending criminal defense bills, one of which is Assembly Bill 597 - Flash Incarceration

3 Ways legal drugs are used illegally

Many people make the mistake of believing that using legal drugs can’t lead to consequences. There are actually three ways that using a prescription or over-the-counter drug could still be illegal.

California Criminal Defense Attorneys meet with State Lawmakers

California Attorneys for Criminal, Justice (CACJ), California's professional organization of criminal defense lawyers, public and private, has begun what is shaping up to be another impactful legislative session, fighting the good fight for defense lawyers and our clients. On June 5, 2019, members of the legislative committee and officers of CACJ assembled in Sacramento for in-person meetings with Assembly Members, State Senators and the Governor's office to lobby state lawmakers on important criminal justice legislation.

False allegations of assault

Assault charges can be devastating, and those who are accused of assault may witness their lives unravel in all sorts of ways. Whether someone faces challenges in their career because of the charges or their reputation is shattered and they face time in prison, numerous consequences may result from these accusations. Unfortunately, many people have been falsely accused of assault. Even though the allegations are false, they can still shatter someone's life if the case is not approached correctly. For these reasons, it is pivotal to carefully review your legal options if you have been wrongly accused of assault.

Thirteen Sworn In to Serve on the Board of Directors of Nation's Criminal Defense Bar

Criminal Defense Attorney Jacqueline Goodman was sworn in to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, on August 3rd. Ms. Goodman was sworn in with thirteen board members who join those currently serving their terms on the NACDL Board of Directors. Jacqueline's mom and aunt (pictured) traveled to Philadelphia to witness this important step in Jacqueline's commitment to criminal justice reform.

Defining "criminal threats"

You might think that the only way through which you can be convicted of a violent crime in Fullerton would be to actually take action against another. Yet that is not always the case. Many clients have come to us here at The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman thinking that their right to free speech also affords them the freedom to say whatever they want without facing any criminal charges. Yet law enforcement officials may often view the words you say as conveying an intent serious enough to warrant charging you with a crime. 

Understanding clemency

The ultimate goal of one's criminal defense efforts in Fullerton is to secure the optimal outcome from their case. In many situations, that may be a full acquittal. In others, however, it may mean reduced criminal penalties. Yet it is important to remember that such an outcome may not result from one's initial prosecution. Indeed, their fight may continue even after having been convicted. In that event, their goal becomes securing form of post-conviction relief. One of the ideal forms of such relief is clemency. 

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