Early Termination of Probation: A Path Forward for Eligible Individuals in California

Navigating the legal pathways for early termination of probation in California can be a crucial step for individuals looking to move past their convictions and regain a full range of civil liberties. At The Mines…

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Early Termination of Parole: A Path to Freedom in California

Parole is a supervised period outside of prison, but it comes with its own challenges and restrictions. In California, certain individuals may have the opportunity to terminate their parole period early, a process that The…

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Understanding Commutation in California Law

Commutation: A Path to Sentence Reduction in California Commutation in California law is a form of clemency that allows for the reduction of an inmate’s sentence. It is a powerful tool used by the Governor…

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SB 9 Re-Sentencing: A New Hope for Young Offenders in California

SB 9: Fostering Rehabilitation and Second Chances California’s SB 9 law reflects a progressive approach to juvenile justice, offering young offenders serving extreme sentences a chance for re-sentencing. Recognizing the unique capacity of youth for…

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Understanding Proposition 57: A Shift in California’s Sentencing Laws

Proposition 57, passed by California voters, represents a significant change in the state’s approach to sentencing, particularly for those with prior convictions. Often referred to as the Anti-“Strike” Law, it aims to provide fairer sentencing…

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Re-Sentencing Under Miller v. Alabama: A New Path for Juvenile Offenders

Miller v. Alabama: Groundbreaking Ruling for Juvenile Justice The Supreme Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabama marks a significant shift in the legal treatment of juvenile offenders. This ruling deems mandatory life sentences without the…

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AB 1812 / PC 1170(d)(1) Re-Sentencing: Opportunities for Change

AB 1812 / PC 1170(d)(1): A New Avenue for Re-Sentencing in California AB 1812, in conjunction with Penal Code 1170(d)(1), provides a unique opportunity for certain California inmates to seek re-sentencing. This legislative change reflects…

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Youth Offender Parole Hearings Under SB 394: A Guide by The Mines Law Firm

SB 394: A Path to Second Chances for Youth Offenders in California Enacted to align with evolving legal standards on juvenile justice, California’s SB 394 opens up new opportunities for parole for individuals convicted as…

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Re-Sentencing Under AB 2942: A New Era for California Inmates

AB 2942: Transforming Sentencing in California Effective January 1, 2019, AB 2942 offers a significant change in the California legal landscape, allowing for the possibility of re-sentencing for inmates serving sentences in the state’s correctional…

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The First Step Act: A Game Changer in Federal Sentencing

The First Step Act, signed into law in 2018, represents a major reform in the federal justice system. This landmark legislation aims to improve prison conditions and offers avenues for early release of federal inmates…

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