Proposition 57 – Criminal Sentences, Parole, Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing Act of 2016 – Resource Center for Defenders
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Most recent update: February 17, 2017 | 8:36 pm
First published November 9, 2016.  Updated as additional documents become available.
This Proposition 57 Resource Center will be seeing many resources added over the next few weeks, so …[select title for full text]

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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending February 24, 2017
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by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.

TELLING DRIVER SHE MUST TAKE A CHEMICAL TEST RENDERS BLOOD RESULTS INADMISSIBLE
Big deal case. This seems to me like a pretty typical DUI case. The driver is stopped, and the officer notices symptoms suggesting the driver had been drinking. He arrests her and tells her that she is required to submit to a chemical test of blood or breath. The defendant selects blood. The Appellate Division suppresses the results, citing Birchfield (136 S.Ct. 2160) and McNeely (133 S.Ct. 1552). Absent a warrant, the police have to show that the consent to take a blood test [More…] »

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Criminal Law Case Summaries: January – February 2017
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by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California

1.People v. Jones (2017) Cal.App.5th , reported on January 23, 2017, in 2017 Los Angeles Daily Journal 564, the Second Appellate District, Division 7 held that there was no Batson/Wheeler error in spite of the fact that the prosecution exercised three peremptory challenges against African-American jurors; that in and of itself did not create a prima facie case of discrimination. One of the challenges to a juror who [More…] »

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Proposition 57 – Criminal Sentences, Parole, Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing Act of 2016 – Resource Center for Defenders
February 17, 2017 – 20:36 | Comments Off on Proposition 57 – Criminal Sentences, Parole, Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing Act of 2016 – Resource Center for Defenders

Most recent update: February 17, 2017 | 8:36 pm

First published November 9, 2016.  Updated as additional documents become available.

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New Laws for 2017 – The most important new statutes, initiatives, and rules for California criminal and juvenile delinquency law
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First published December 28, 2016 | Latest update: January 4, 2017 | 1:59 PM

Selected and edited by Garrick Byers, Attorney at Law, Statute Decoder

Note: This file is in PDF format (60 pages).

2017-New-Laws-Byers-12-31-2016-edition.pdf

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New mobile apps for CPDA members – Download from the Apple App and/or the Google Play store
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California Public Defenders Android Apps on Google Play

The CPDA Members App. The CPDA Members App was created to help build a closer-knit community among members. Members of CPDA who download the app can join conversations, share photos, learn about events, and locate contact information for all members.

The California Public Defenders Association (CPDA) is a nonprofit organization that serves as a resource center for its members who are all criminal defense attorneys – both private attorneys who practice criminal defense in California, and public defenders who are criminal defense attorneys employed by local county public defender agencies. The organization was formed over 40 years ago and today provides numerous on-site training programs through the year and in different locations held throughout the state of California, all designed exclusively for criminal defense attorneys who practice in California. Together, the two groups of criminal defense attorneys (private defenders and public defenders) comprise the membership of CPDA, which totals over 3,400 practicing criminal defense attorneys in California, in particular, but the membership is open to criminal defense attorneys in other states and several hundred from throughout the U.S. are associate members of CPDA.

Two options to download the CPDA Members App:

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Criminal Law Case Summaries: January – February 2017
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Criminal Law Case Summaries: January – February 2017

by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
1.People v. Jones (2017) Cal.App.5th , reported on January 23, 2017, in 2017 Los Angeles Daily Journal 564, the Second Appellate District, Division 7 …[select title for full text]

Proposition 57 – Criminal Sentences, Parole, Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing Act of 2016 – Resource Center for Defenders
February 17, 2017 – 20:36 | Comments Off on Proposition 57 – Criminal Sentences, Parole, Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing Act of 2016 – Resource Center for Defenders
Proposition 57 – Criminal Sentences, Parole, Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing Act of 2016 – Resource Center for Defenders

Most recent update: February 17, 2017 | 8:36 pm
First published November 9, 2016.  Updated as additional documents become available.
This Proposition 57 Resource Center will be seeing many resources added over the next few weeks, so …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending February 24, 2017
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending February 24, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
TELLING DRIVER SHE MUST TAKE A CHEMICAL TEST RENDERS BLOOD RESULTS INADMISSIBLE
Big deal case. This seems to me like a pretty typical DUI case. …[select title for full text]

New Laws for 2017 – The most important new statutes, initiatives, and rules for California criminal and juvenile delinquency law
December 28, 2016 – 10:55 | Comments Off on New Laws for 2017 – The most important new statutes, initiatives, and rules for California criminal and juvenile delinquency law
New Laws for 2017 – The most important new statutes, initiatives, and rules for California criminal and juvenile delinquency law

First published December 28, 2016 | Latest update: January 4, 2017 | 1:59 PM
Selected and edited by Garrick Byers, Attorney at Law, Statute Decoder
Note: This file is in PDF format (60 pages).
2017-New-Laws-Byers-12-31-2016-edition.pdf

New mobile apps for CPDA members – Download from the Apple App and/or the Google Play store
January 6, 2016 – 20:20 | Comments Off on New mobile apps for CPDA members – Download from the Apple App and/or the Google Play store
New mobile apps for CPDA members – Download from the Apple App and/or the Google Play store

The CPDA Members App. The CPDA Members App was created to help build a closer-knit community among members. Members of CPDA who download the app can join conversations, share photos, learn about events, and locate …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending February 17, 2017
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending February 17, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO A RESIDENCE IS NOT CURED BY A LATER SEARCH WARRANT
The police repeatedly ignored the defendant’s invocations of Miranda and browbeat him, …[select title for full text]

Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 – Resource Center for Defenders
February 13, 2017 – 17:51 | Comments Off on Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 – Resource Center for Defenders
Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 – Resource Center for Defenders

Most recent update: February 13, 2017 | 5:51 PM | First published October 30, 2014.  Updated as additional documents become available.
This Proposition 47 Resource Center will be seeing many resources added over the next few weeks, …[select title for full text]

Chief defender stepping down: After 40 years, John Digiacinto leaves his mark on county’s criminal justice system
February 13, 2017 – 13:43 | Comments Off on Chief defender stepping down: After 40 years, John Digiacinto leaves his mark on county’s criminal justice system
Chief defender stepping down: After 40 years, John Digiacinto leaves his mark on county’s criminal justice system

The SF Daily Journal – February 13, 2017, 05:00 AM
If you ask John Digiacinto, the challenge of unlikely odds is a key reason why he chose to be a public defender some 40 years ago.
“Any …[select title for full text]

Employment Opportunity: Deputy Public Defender II/III, County of El Dorado
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Employment Opportunity: Deputy Public Defender II/III, County of El Dorado

$77,459.20 – $110,843.20 Annually
FINAL FILING DATE February 23, 2017
The County of El Dorado is conducting this recruitment to fill one (1) full-time vacancy for the Public Defender’s office located in Placerville.  This is a deep class and …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending February 10, 2017
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending February 10, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
WEAPON AND DRUG PROBATION CONDITIONS; KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED?
The defendant was convicted of possession of cocaine base for sale. Among the probation conditions imposed were orders …[select title for full text]