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  • California's Diversion Programs
    California's Diversion Programs

    When it comes to criminal cases involving drugs and alcohol, the state of California takes a different stance when it comes to punishing the accused. Many times, these cases aren't a question of guilt ...

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  • How Prop 47 is Affecting Drug Courts
    How Prop 47 is Affecting Drug Courts

    Last year, California voters passed Proposition 47—a new law that would reduce numerous, non-violent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. The money saved by reducing the number of incarcerations now ...

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  • How Does Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ) Work?
    How Does Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ) Work?

    If you have been arrested for a minor drug offense in California, you may be eligible for deferred entry of judgment (DEJ). Under Penal Code 1000, certain individuals are given the opportunity to have ...

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  • What is California Proposition 47?
    What is California Proposition 47?

    Earlier this month – during the November 4 th mid-term elections – California voters approved Proposition 47 and showed their support for a significant overhaul of our state's criminal justice system. ...

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  • Is Marijuana Legal in California?
    Is Marijuana Legal in California?

    Marijuana . The controversial drug that has divided opinions for years. Although cannabis is still listed as a Schedule I controlled substance (the most severe drug category), it has been ...

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  • Is Drug Possession an Indictable Offense?
    Is Drug Possession an Indictable Offense?

    The concept of an "indictable offense" is implemented in countries like Canada, Ireland and Australia. The concept of indictment is not foreign in the United States, but it is treated differently than ...

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