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California – Public Safety Realignment / AB 109 – Analysis by Garrick Byers – Updated

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Updated publication date: January 28, 2014    | Originally published  June 27, 2011 and subsequent updates issued periodically

Note: discard all previous editions and supplements.

Use the link for the January 28, 2014 edition —> Realignment-Byers-January-28-2014.pdf.


What’s New in This Edition?

  •  All Published Realignment Cases to January 21, 2014.
  • Realignment legislation effective through January 1, 2014.
  •  Parole update, including Definition of “Parole Authority.”
  • Penal Code section 1203.41, permitting “dismissal” of  County Jail Felonies for qualified persons,, similar to the relief provided by Penal Code section 1203.4 for qualified probationers.

Garrick Byers is a Deputy Public Defender with the Contra Costa County Public Defenders Office. He is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Calif. State Bar Bd. of Leg. Spec.  He is 1st Vice President of the California Public Defenders Assoc. (CPDA), Chair of CPDA’s Ethics Comm., and a member of CPDA’s Legislative Comm.  He is the author of Chs. 12, 17, and 41 in C.E.B.’s California Criminal Law, Procedure and Practice.  He is a frequent speaker on Realignment and on other topics.

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