California Expungement and Firearm Rights

A cost benefit analysis of criminal record expungement in Santa Clara County, CA

Applying for an expungement is a legal right offered in many states within the U.S. Criminal record expungement refers to the legal process of erasing one’s previous offenses from the public record following the final disposition of the case. Unfortunately, many of those eligible for expungement remain unaware of the legal process, and thus do not take full advantage …

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The Cost of Incarcerating Offenders

Did you know that the US houses 25% of the world’s prisoners?  That’s more than any other country in the world.  In California, there are 33 in-state prisons that are managed/run by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/7/prison-juries-incarcerationcostbenefit.html Did you know that CDRC is a government organization meaning that you – yes, …

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The Cost of Incarcerating Offenders

Early Probation Termination in California

If you are currently on probation for an offense in California, is there any way to terminate your probation early?  The answer is YES!  Fortunately, California law allows a defendant to petition the court and request early termination of their probation.  Here is what you need to know! Often times the court imposes a very …

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Have A Criminal Record And Want To Rent In California?

Landlords are very discerning in deciding who they allow to rent or lease a property. Rarely do you find a landlord that will happily lease an apartment to someone with a conviction on their record.  Think about it, if you were a landlord, wouldn’t you want to lease your apartment or home to someone who …

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Renting with a criminal record in California

California Felony Reductions and “Wobbler” Criminal Offenses

By:  Sam Eastman, Partner, Eastman Meyler, PC Eligibility for Felony Reductions in California When convicted of a felony, many civil rights and other privileges are taken away, and unless you’re able to obtain a felony reduction, pardon, or some other post-conviction relief, you will be branded as a “felon” for the rest of your life.  …

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California: Sealing Arrests Relating to Domestic Violence

By: Jeff Libersat, Partner, Eastman, Libersat, Meyler, PC Reasons Domestic Violence Arrests in California are Common Domestic violence-related arrests are among the most common types of arrests in California. The reason for this is that most police departments have a policy in place requiring them to make an arrest after being called to the scene …

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California Expungements – The Details You Can’t Miss

Expungement in California It becomes very stressful and tedious for one to secure a job or rent an apartment with a criminal record. It does not matter if you were convicted or merely arrested. The good news is that you do not have to carry this burden for the rest of your life, as expunging …

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