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Jacqueline Goodman aims to make college accessible for all

As the president of a California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) delegation, attorney Jacqueline Goodman lobbied in front of California lawmakers recently to shine a light on a number of important criminal justice issues. She recently discussed Assembly Bill 703 - College Fee Waivers for Exonerated Prisoners, which she and her delegation whole-heartedly sponsored. 

Attorney Goodman discusses pending legislation with CA lawmakers

Attorney Jacqueline Goodman has a real passion for her clients, as well as the criminal justice system as a whole. As the president of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), she and her delegation recently spent time in Sacramento discussing pending legislation with lawmakers. Attorney Goodman's attention is focused on nine pending criminal justice bills, one of which is AB-701: Housing Costs for Exonerated Prisoners. This bill addresses the challenges many exonerated prisoners face upon their release. 

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, the first of which is Assembly Bill 597 - Flash Incarceration

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.

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. 

Citizens push back against predictive policing tools

We now live in a data-driven world. Businesses collect, analyze and use countless data points to improve efficiency and reach customers. For the most part, reliance on algorithms and data analysis is beneficial – it makes life better for most people.

Is it Legal to Drink in a Parked Car?

If you are not driving while an officer approached your vehicle, you may be wondering whether or not this may constitute as a DUI. Under Mercer v. Department of Motor Vehicles, you can be convicted of DUI if you are sitting in a parked car, if and only if it can be proven that you were, at one point, driving while intoxicated. If a police officer suspects you of drinking and driving, you will be asked to partake in a number of sobriety tests such as a breath or blood test.

Wet Reckless vs. DUI: What You Need to Know

A DUI charge is not a matter to be taken lightly. If a police officer suspects that your intoxication level exceeds the legal limit, you could be arrested and have your license suspended. However, there is a way to combat this. An outstanding legal team working behind you can help bring the DUI charges down to a wet reckless, protecting you from more severe penalties that can follow a DUI.

Attorney Goodman Comments on New Criminal Defense Legislature

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 disagrees.

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