Posts Tagged ‘probation’

Modern Day Debtors Prisons in Los Angeles

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

As a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, I sometimes feel that I live in an alternate reality.  On a weekly basis, I experience things that most well-educated and well-read people are confident don’t exist anymore.  One of those is…

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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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The Myth of the Wet Reckless In Los Angeles DUI Cases

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Many people accused of a DUI in Los Angeles believe that their lawyer get their DUI charge reduced to something known as a “wet reckless.”   For the uninitiated, a “wet reckless” is an alcohol related misdemeanor that is similar,…

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