Articles by Topic or Issue (Jail / Prison / House Arrest Continued - Mental Competency / Capacity)

Jail / Prison / House Arrest Continued

  1. I Visited Someone in Jail--What Do the Shirt Colors Mean?

  2. Is My Call from Jail to My Attorney Really Private?

  3. Jail Term and Cannot Miss Work? What Is Private Jail?

  4. What Is House Arrest As an Alternative to Jail? Prison?

  5. What Is House Arrest and the Sentinel Monitoring System?

  6. Electronic Home Monitoring - How Do I Request This?

  7. How Much Custody Credit Do I Get? What Factors Matter?

  8. Do Presentence Custody Credits Apply to Time at Patton?

  9. Can One Be Exempt from Post-Release Community Supervision?

  10. Violating Home Detention Rules Can Be a Felony Escape

  11. Is Felony Evading Arrest Subject to AB109 and County Jail?

  12. Is a Prison Hunger Strike Likely to Lead to Violence?

  13. Custody Credit for Presentence Electronic Home Monitoring?
  14. Under Prop 57, What Is Full Term for the Primary Offense?
  15. What Is Escape (PC 4532(b)(1)) If One Is on GPS Monitoring?
  16. Must I Still Go to Jail or Prison if I am Disabled?
  17. Do Conduct Credits Change After My Case Reduced Per Prop 47?
  18. Be Very Careful What You Say Over the Phone from Jail!
  19. Do Good Time, Work Time Credits Apply to House Arrest?
  20. What Is House Arrest with GPS or SCRAM Monitoring?

Juvenile Crimes

  1. What Happens for Being a Minor in Possession of Alcohol?

  2. Is a Crime Committed As a Juvenile Invisible As an Adult?

  3. Conviction for Underage DUI Not the Same As a Juvenile Plea

  4. A Juvenile Court May Not Transfer Case to Adult Court

  5. When Must a Juvenile Be Sentenced to a Juvenile Facility?

  6. When Is a Juvenile's Confession to Police Involuntary?

  7. A Juvenile Strike May Prevent Serving Time in County Jail

  8. No More Presumptive Life Term for Certain Juvenile Offenders

  9. What Is the WIC 654 Program for Juveniles Accused of Crimes?

  10. What Is Home on Probation (HOP) in a Juvenile Case?

  11. What’s J.O.I.N. & Who’s Eligible for This Diversion Program?

  12. Eligibility for Sealing and Destroying a Juvenile Record?

  13. Legal That a Truant Juvenile Be Tracked by a GPS Device?

  14. Juvenile Probation & Electronics Search Conditions – Legal?

  15. Juvenile Found in Possession of Less Than an Ounce of Marijuana

  16. Is Life with No Possibility of Parole (LWOP) OK for Juvenile?

  17. Juvenile Sentence of 100 Years is Cruel and Unusual?

  18. Sentence of 50 Years for Teenager for Murder Proper

  19. Seventeen Year Old May Be Charged As an Adult with Murder?

  20. Ninety Year Sentence Void for Juvenile Convicted of Murder

  21. Juvenile Sentence of 254 Years for Sex Crime Set Aside

  22. Convictions for Trespass and Vandalism for Juvenile Are Reversed

  23. Teen Avoids Strike under One Strike Law in Sex Crime

  24. Prop 36 Resentencing Denied Due to Prior Juvenile Rape

  25. Can Prop 47 Relief Be Barred for a Juvenile Record?
  26. What Does Prop 57 Do for Juvenile Cases in Adult Court?
  27. Is a Juvenile Probation Condition of No Electronics Proper?
  28. Prop 57 Requires a Fitness Hearing for Juvenile’s Retrial
  29. Do Arbuckle Rights Apply to a Juvenile Restitution Hearing? 
  30. Court Rules That Prop 57 Is Not Retroactive for Juveniles
  31. Is a Gang-Related Juvenile Probation Condition Always OK? 
  32. Juvenile Probation Condition Requiring Classes Affirmed
  33. Is Prop 57's Juvenile Filing Provision Retroactive?
  34. What Is Teen Court and How Does It Work?  What Happens?

Mayhem / Terrorism

  1. What Is Mayhem (Penal Code § 203) and Aggravated Mayhem?

  2. Systematic Child Abuse Over Time Can Be Aggravated Mayhem

  3. Double Jeopardy Bars Punishment for Street Terrorism

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Mental Competency / Capacity

  1. Sentencing a Mentally Disordered Person Can Be Tricky

  2. Requirements to Involuntarily Commit the Mentally Retarded

  3. Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity? What Is Required?

  4. The Effect of Intellectual Disability on Sentencing

  5. Penal Code § 1368, Mental Competency & Declaring a Doubt

  6. Delusional Man Convicted Making False Claim of Citizenship

  7. Can a Mentally Disabled Offender (MDO) Waive a Jury Trial?
  8. What Is a Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO)?  Consequences?
  9. Are Medicine Side Effects Considered in Criminal Sentencing?

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