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November 2016 Archives

US Supreme Court Rejects Gun Crime Defense in Gun Possession Case

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled against a gun owner's right to possess a firearm when they have been previously convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor. The new ruling expands existing prohibitions restricting gun possession in certain states including California.

Prop 47's Shoplifting Now Includes Theft by False Pretenses

California courts are facing petitions for resentencing as a result of Proposition 47. The new law added Section 1170.18 to the Penal Code that allows anyone currently serving a sentence for a conviction of a felony to file a petition for a recall of sentence and request resentencing under certain conditions.

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