Category Archives: The Law

A new leaf: DA to begin vacating some misdemeanor pot convictions

Off the pot: District Attorney Eric Gonzalez will begin to vacate many misdemeanor marijuana convictions later this month. It’s puff, puff, free pass in Kings County! District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is giving some convicted stoners a chance to clear their record with a new policy that takes a retroactive […] Click here to view original […]

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California’s celebrated law ending cash bail is actually a disaster for defendants, advocates say

D emocrats in Sacramento, California, celebrated Tuesday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill eliminating cash bail throughout the state, a first-of its-kind measure. But many criminal justice reform advocates who helped brainstorm earlier versions of the bill were devastated by its final approval. “California has just signed […] Click here to view […]

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