Firearm Prohibition for Misdemeanor Domestic Violence

Firearm Prohibition Current law places a ten year firearm prohibition on person convicted of certain violent crimes. Basically, this means a person cannot own, possess, control, purchase, or receive a firearm. This includes a misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence. Assembly Bill 3129 Beginning January 1, 2019, a conviction for misdemeanor …

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 …