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Category: California Laws

If you live in California and own a gun, it is critical that you know CA Senate Bill 23, for both your safety and others. Effective since January 1, 2000, CA Senate Bill 23 establ…
If you live in California and own a gun, it is critical that you know CA Senate Bill 23, for both your safety and others. Effective since January 1, 2000, CA Senate Bill 23 established new criteria to define assault weapons. Penal Code Section 12276.1 def… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2020/03/what-every-fresno-gun-owner-should-know-about-ca-senate-bill-23/


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Category: Criminal Defense

Recently enacted, The Mental Health Diversion Law (PC 1001.36) allows for alternative sentencing and treatment under special circumstances. A written motion submitted by a wel…
Recently enacted, The Mental Health Diversion Law (PC 1001.36) allows for alternative sentencing and treatment under special circumstances. A written motion submitted by a well-qualified attorney is routinely opposed by the prosecution. Thus, when conside… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2020/02/defend-your-rights-california-mental-health-diversion-law-requires-expert-help/


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Category: Domestic Violence

The start of 2019 ushered in several new gun laws here in California. One of the bills signed into law, Assembly Bill 3129, prohibits anyone convicted of a misdemeanor domesti…
The start of 2019 ushered in several new gun laws here in California. One of the bills signed into law, Assembly Bill 3129, prohibits anyone convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense from owning a firearm for the rest of their life. The new la… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2019/03/domestic-violence-offenses-new-ca-firearms-law/


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Category: Criminal Defense

A recent article from the Washington Post discussed the costs to California taxpayers when people get wrongfully convicted of crimes. A research group examined known wrongful felo…
A research group examined known wrongful felony convictions in California over the course of 20 years and estimated that taxpayers lost roughly $282 million as a result. https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2016/04/fresno-criminal-attorney-discusses-costs-wrongful-conviction/


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Category: Criminal Defense

Any crime involves at least one person who's a direct perpetrator. During an armed robbery, they're the ones holding the gun and demanding the money. During an assault, they're th…
Any crime involves at least one person who's a direct perpetrator. However, in addition to the direct perpetrators of an act, there may also be people who are helping it along in some way. https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2014/08/fresno-criminal-attorney-asks-were-you-aiding-and-abetting-crime/


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