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New California Criminal Reform Laws in 2021

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The following are some of the new criminal laws taking effect in 2021: 

  • California Racial Justice Act (AB 2524) – This law allows individuals charged or convicted of a crime to challenge the outcome based on a racial bias that may have occurred during the investigation in order to obtain a new trial or re-sentencing. 
  • Banning chokeholds (AB 1196) – This law bans chokeholds and carotid holds used by police officers.  
  • False reports and harassment (AB 1775) – This law makes discriminatory, racist 911 calls a hate crime that is considered a misdemeanor, which carries a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $2,000.  
  • Misdemeanor diversion (AB 3234) – This law gives judges the power to offer misdemeanor diversion to most offenders. If a person follows all the conditions of the program, the criminal charge will be dismissed, and the record will be sealed. Criminal offenses, not eligible include stalking, sex crimes that result in sex offender registration, and violent crimes.  
  • Capped probation terms (AB 1950) – This law establishes that probation for misdemeanor offenses is capped at one year, while the cap for felony offenses is two years, with some exceptions.  
  • Reduced sex offender registration (SB 384) – This law reduces individuals required to register for life by a maximum of 90 percent. The new three-tier system sets terms of 10 years, 20 years, and lifetime.  
  • Felon voting rights restoration (Proposition 17) – Parolees who have been convicted of a felony now have the right to vote. 

For more information about the recent criminal reform laws in California, contact The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman today at (714) 733-1737. More than 26 years of trial-tested experience! 

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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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