Articles by Topic or Issue (Military / Veterans - Police)
- AB 865 – Recall & Resentencing for Military Veterans
- Resentencing for Military Veterans Under PC 1170.91(b)
- What is Penal Code 1170.91(h) for Veterans? When to Apply?
- Fourteen New Criminal Laws to Take Effect in 2019
- Nine Criminal Laws Changed, Effective January 1, 2019
- Four New Post-Conviction Relief Laws Effective in 2019
- What Does the New Social Host Law in Palos Verdes Say?
- What Are the Important New Criminal Laws for 2020?
- What is a Writ of Coram Nobis? What is Required in It?
- Writ of Coram Nobis Denied When No New Fact Presented.
- What Are Some Post Conviction Options to Consider?
- What Is Bigamy (Penal Code §§ 281 to 284)? Punishment?
- A Civil Compromise No Longer Applies in a Hit and Run?
- Criminal Consequences for Unpaid Child or Spousal Support?
- When is a Dismissal via Civil Compromise Not Allowed?
- Dismissal in the Interests of Justice (Penal Code § 1385)?
- Secretly Recorded Admission in a Phone Call – Useable?
- Convicted Twice for Once Carrying Concealed Firearm?
- I Was Convicted of a Felony – When & How Can I Vote?
- Can I Serve on a Jury After Being a Convicted Felon?
- What Are My Rights of Employment As a Convicted Felon?
- When Are Polygraph (Lie Detectors) Results Admissible?
- 8 Crimes That Lead to Suspension of One’s Driver’s License
- What Is Collateral Estoppel and When Does It Apply?
- When Is Evidence of Silence Not an Adoptive Admission?
- Double Jeopardy? Murder Charge After Plea to Accessory
- Is Failure to Testify Overt Act, Accessory After Fact?
- When Does Successive Petition Bar Habeas Petition?
- Writ of Habeas Corpus Granted When DA Says Issue Moot.
- Subpoena Facebook & 7-Factor Alhambra v. Superior Court Test
- Case Dismissed by Judge During Trial for Brady Violations
Murder / Attempted Murder
- What Is Senate Bill 1437 (SB 1437)? Who Is Eligible?
- Can Voluntary Intoxication Support Murder Self Defense?
- What Is the Flannel Doctrine of Imperfect Self-Defense?
- What Is Needed for a Successful Petition under SB 1437?
- SB 1437 and Murder As Natural & Probable Consequences?
- In Lying-in-Wait Murder, What Degree for Aider & Abettor?
- Senate Bill 1437 Does Not Apply to Attempted Murder.
- Murder? Doctor Prescribes High Dose of Controlled Substance
- Does SB 1437 Include a Conviction for Manslaughter?
- Requirements for Murder Special Circumstance Sentence?
- Is Relief Under SB1437 Automatic? Must One Ask for It?
- Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Death Sentence.
- Premeditation Based on Natural and Probable Consequences?
- What May Judge Review in SB 1437 Motion (PC 1170.95)?
- What are the Limits of the Kill Zone Theory?
- SB 1437, Major Participant, Reckless Indifference
- Can SB 1437 Apply to Murder When a Provocative Act?
- People v. Cardenas - The Limits of the Kill Zone Theory.
- First-Degree Murder Conviction in Norwalk Court Affirmed
- To Appeal Special Circumstance Murder, File Habeas, Not 1437
- In Capital Case, Can Jurors Have Objection to Death Penalty?
- Example of Aider & Abettor Denied 1437 (PC 1170.95) Relief
- No Youth Offender Parole Hearing if LWOP After Age 18?
- Fetal Murder Conviction Reversed for Inadmissible Hearsay
- Improper Firearms Expert Testimony = Partial Reversal
- “Kill Zone” Theory Jury Instruction Wrong, Reversal
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