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Mental Health Diversion
Mental Health Diversion

Diversion: Mental Disorders I recently posted a blog about pre-trial diversion in low level drug offenses. If you haven’t read it, you should read that short blog before you start this one as it will give you some good background on diversion and deferred entry of judgment. ...

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Blog posts in Alternative Sentencing

  • Pre-Plea Diversion

    Pre-Plea Diversion As of January 1, 2018, California courts are offering "pre-plea" diversion in some drug cases. The benefit of pre-plea diversion is ...

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  • Mental Health Problems and the Criminal Justice System

    Mental Health Problems and the Criminal Justice System I have had the troubling situation lately of having to deal with a number of clients with ...

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  • Military Diversion Avoids any Criminal Conviction

    Getting Clients into Military Diversion Have you ever heard of Veteran’s Court ? Some people have, but even fewer people have heard of the Military ...

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  • Mental Health Issues in DUI and Criminal Defense

    Mental Health Issues in Criminal and DUI Defense I have often said that the majority of my cases involve substance abuse, financial pressures or ...

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  • Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County

    Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County By now a lot of people have heard or dealt with the changes that have occurred in Ventura ...

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  • Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources NCADD

    Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources To me the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) has been nothing more than the liaison ...

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  • Prop 47 Passes Making Most Drug Possession and Theft a Misdemeanor

    Proposition 47 Passes Making Many Drug and Theft Offenses Misdemeanors In case you have not heard yet, Proposition 47 just passed. This means that ...

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  • Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense

    Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense Unless you live in a cave, by now you have likely heard about Ray Rice, the NFL player who was cut ...

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  • Civil Compromise in Amanda Bynes Hit and Run

    Under California law when a victim of a misdemeanor crime has been fully compensated for their out of pocket expenses the judge may permanantly stay ...

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