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Assembly Bill 1511 – Bringing Back Property Crime Enhancements

***As of September 29, 2018, Assembly Bill 1511 is awaiting decision by Governor Brown.*** Assembly Bill 1511 Assembly Bill 1511 would impose sentencing enhancements for property damage. It replaces former Penal Code Section 12022.6, which expired on January 1, 2018. Assembly Bill 1511 also allows the legislature to adjust for …

Prop 47 Case Law Update

What is Prop 47? Prop 47 makes certain drug and property offenses under $950 a misdemeanor. Prop 47 Case Law Prop 47 was passed on November 4, 2014. Since then, courts have ruled that the following charges should also be misdemeanors: Embezzlement of $950 or less – Penal Code 503 …

California Becomes A Sanctuary State

California Becomes A “Sanctuary State” On October 5, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Values Act. The “sanctuary state” law aims to protect California’s 2.3 million undocumented citizens from federal immigration authorities (ICE). Currently local authorities may release inmate information, including citizenship status, to federal immigration authorities. When the …