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Convicted, Executed, And Then Exonerated? It’s Too Little Too Late…

Wrongful Conviction On December 17, 2014, George Stinney, convicted of first-degree murder, was granted a clear name with the reopening of his case. Upon investigating the circumstances of Stinney’s conviction, Judge Carmen T. Mullen found that his attorney and the prosecution did little to protect his constitutional rights during the short course of the trial. …

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Falsely Accused? Be Proactive in Mounting Your Defense

  Anyone facing false allegations of committing a crime needs to be proactive in mounting a defense.  Especially if the person being falsely accused ends up going to trial to let a jury decide their fate.  The majority of the general public who actually show up in criminal court when summoned for jury duty, hold law enforcement …

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The Passage of Proposition 47 Mandates Several Common Felony Crimes To Be Deemed Misdemeanors

On November 4, 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act.   This new law will have an astounding impact on the criminal justice system statewide since it reduces a number of low-level theft and drug offenses to misdemeanors.  The only possible exception is if the person has certain specified prior strike …

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The Criminal Court Process | Newport Beach Criminal Attorney

Criminal court can overwhelming for anyone facing misdemeanor or felony charges, and you need to understand the basics of  how the criminal court process works and what to expect even before you hire a criminal lawyer.   No matter what type of misdemeanor you may be charged with (DUI, petty theft, domestic violence), the process is …

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