Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, June 2016

You will find a set of facts and then eight different perspectives from participants along the road of criminal justice. I hope that you enjoy the journey.

District Attorney’s Perspective

When a crime is reported to law enforcement that involves children, a countywide protocol mandated by the Welfare and Institutions Code is immediately invoked.

Defense Attorney’s Perspective

The first step in this case is that counsel needs to try to get Stefan Knight out of custody.

Probation Perspective

Stefan’s court order reflects he is granted felony-supervised probation for the child abuse offense committed against his 5 year old son.

Juvenile Law Perspective

It is a virtual certainty that the county’s child protective services agency has determined to commence juvenile dependency court proceedings.

The Judge’s Perspective

The Judge will address the issue of whether Miles and Whitney should be detained from one or both parents…

  • Spotlight

  • Immigration Law Perspective

    Immigration Law Perspective

    Mr. Knight’s arrest or possible convictions may preclude him for having the requisite good moral character for naturalization.

  • Suzanne Boucher

    Family Law Perspective

    Given the facts of this case, the court would most likely grant a temporary restraining order giving Elaine sole physical custody of the children…

  • Employment Law Perspective

    Employment Law Perspective

    Most private employers do NOT have the right to request an employee’s criminal history. However, there are exceptions.

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  • News & Updates

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  • Call for Board Nominations

    Call for Board Nominations

    You can be a leader within our legal community as a Director on the Contra Costa County Bar Association Board.

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  • Message from the President: June 2016

    Message from the President: June 2016

    Our members are looking for more networking opportunities and many are looking for programs closer to their homes or offices.

  • A Matter of Life or Death

    A Matter of Life or Death

    Judge Raymond Carlton stroked his graying mustache as he reflected on the opinion, just received, affirming the judgment in his death penalty trial of Ralph Jackson, a jury verdict he would never forget.

    Five years before, …

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