Posts Tagged ‘expungement’

When Truancy Leads To Jail Time

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

The well-publicized case of Diane Tran has taken a happy turn. Tran, an honors student from Houston, Texas, was arrested last week after missing ten days of school.  It turned out that she wasn’t playing hookie. Because her parents had recently…

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County Jail Felony Sentence is Not Probation

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

There are many questions about California’s criminal justice realignment plan.  The cornerstone of this plan is the restructuring of California’s sentencing laws.  As of October 1, 2011, most “non-strike” offenses will be served in county jail rather than state prison….

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New Law For Early Termination of Probation in California?

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Under California Penal Code 1203.3, a judge has the discretion to order the early termination of probation “in the interests of justice.”  The court can do this, even over the objection of the prosecutor.   However, prosecutors in Los Angeles County are…

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