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What is the Normal Punishment For a DUI in Torrance?

Sentences for a first offense driving under the influence vary throughout California Courts, some Courts are more lenient than others. Torrance tends to be somewhere in the middle, not the toughest, but certainly not the most sympathetic to drunk drivers. … Continue reading

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Vote For Sydne Michel For Judge

Redondo Beach City Prosecutor Sydne Jane Michel is running for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, Seat 16.  Here is why we need her as a Judge: First of all Sydne is experienced.  Too many Judges lack the experience necessary to … Continue reading

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Where Do I Report Upon Release For Community Supervision?

Anyone released from custody under re-alignment must report to the Mandatory Supervision Unit. Community Supervision is a way to release people back into the community and free up room in the California State Prison. In Los Angeles that agency is … Continue reading

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New Case Changes Way Courts Deal With Bail

Recently the California Court Of Appeal announced that no longer can Judges hold indigent Criminal Defendants in custody on high bail unless first considering jail alternatives. The Case will likely send shockwaves through the criminal justice system and will spark … Continue reading

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Judicial Profile: Judge Gary Tanaka

Gary Tanaka is a Judge on the bench in Torrance Superior Court. Judge Tanaka is a well respected Jurist among the criminal defense bar and prosecutors. He currently presides over Dept P in Torrance Court which hears primarily misdemeanor criminal … Continue reading

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Restoring Gun Rights After A 5150 Hold

In California law enforcement can take your firearms if you are detained on a 5150 hold.  Getting them back may be difficult, but not impossible.  W&I Code § 8103(f)(1) makes a person ineligible from owning, possessing, controlling, receiving, or purchasing … Continue reading

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New Law In California May Allow Removal From Sex Offense Registry

The bill allows most sex offenders to petition beginning in 2021 to be removed from both the public and the police registries 10 to 20 years after they are released from prison, as long as they have not committed another … Continue reading

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