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On October 2, National Wrongful Conviction Awareness Day, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 701 which is co-sponsored by CACJ and Exonerated Nation. When a wrongfully convicted individual is exonerated and released from prison, the bill requires the State of California to cover the cost of the exoneree's housing for up to 4 years. California becomes the first state in the country with this requirement.

"There is nothing perhaps more tragic than when our criminal justice system breaks down and wrongfully convicts someone of a crime they did not commit." Says  Jacqueline Goodman, President CACJ, "The least the State of California should do is help exonerees transition to a place to live after spending years or decades in prison. CACJ is proud to co-sponsor this legislation and is grateful for Governor Newsom's commitment to helping exonerees." 

CACJ has spent several years working on legislation to address wrongful convictions. CACJ previously sponsored legislation to report prosecutors to the State Bar of California for  Brady violations. CACJ also sponsored a new law making it a felony for a prosecutor to withhold exculpatory evidence.

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    MISDEMEANOR SETTLEMENT

    MISDEMEANOR SETTLEMENT

    2ND DUI

    Misdemeanor on completion of community service - Felony 2nd DUI, under 21 with injury.

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    case dismissed

    CASE REJECTED

    ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER

    Los Angeles Arrest Pre-filing representation on Attempted murder of police officer, assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer.

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    CASE
    REJECTED

    CASE REJECTED

    ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

    Strike felonies including assault with a deadly weapon - car with great bodily injury.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CAR ACCIDENT

    Car accident, no license, speeding (filed by Anaheim City Attorney).

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CHILD ENDANGERMENT / CRUELTY

    Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CHILD MOLESTATION

    Child molestation: Felony.

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    PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

    PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

    COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

    Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CONTEMPT OF COURT ORDER

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

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    Case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CSA CASE

    CSA case dismissed.

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