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June 2016 - Criminal Law Edition

June 2016 – Criminal Law Edition

Highlights of the June 2016 Contra Costa Lawyer – Criminal Law edition include the story of a fictitious family that had a brush with the law. Guest Editor Mary P. Carey and her fellow authors give the reader a well rounded view of the ramifications from perspectives of: the District Attorney, immigration attorney, defense attorney, juvenile law attorney , a juvenile Justice’s perspective, family law and employment law attorneys.

Meet the Criminal Conflict Program

Meet the Criminal Conflict Program

William (Bill) Green has been the CCP Director since 2015. The staff consists of Kathi Lane (12 years) and Debbie Garcia (eight years).

Criminal Law Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

Criminal Law Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

The Criminal Courts of Contra Costa County continue to thrive despite the ongoing impact of budget cuts. We have instituted a number of new programs in criminal cases over the last year.

Criminal Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Criminal Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Our criminal courts have kept up with the caseload and absorbed the influx of additional cases by working harder and smarter.

Criminal Law Perspective - 2013 Year in Review

Criminal Law Perspective – 2013 Year in Review

This year has been a challenge, and we have addressed the challenge by reorganizing our court to optimize the effectiveness of our dwindling resources.

July 2013 - Criminal Law Edition

July 2013 – Criminal Law Edition

Highlights of the July 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about criminal court budget cuts, side effects of the Realignment Legislation, defense counsel ethics and more.

The Effects of the Budgets Cuts on the Criminal Courts

The Effects of the Budgets Cuts on the Criminal Courts

With the Walnut Creek courthouse no longer hearing criminal cases, we have had to absorb their very heavy misdemeanor caseload into Martinez. The Martinez criminal trial departments must now try all of the Walnut Creek misdemeanor trials as well as the bulk of the felony trials from throughout the county.

Criminal Law Section MCLE Luncheon [photos]

Criminal Law Section MCLE Luncheon [photos]

The Criminal Law Section held an MCLE luncheon on May 9th. The topic was: What Lawyers Need to Know Today About Realignment. The speaker was Garrick Byers, Statue Decoder, CCC Public Defender’s Office.

Criminal Law Division - 2012 in Review

Criminal Law Division – 2012 in Review

We thought last year’s budget cuts were brutal. Hold onto your hats for 2013!

2011 Year in Review: Criminal Law

2011 Year in Review: Criminal Law

As you know, the Court, the District Attorney, and the Public Defender are suffering from massive budget cuts. To give you an idea of how bad it has gotten, we hear rumors that the District Attorney is collaborating with the Public Defender to outsource telephone wiretaps (also known as “phone hacking”) to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

Inside: Guest Editor's Column, June 2016

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

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

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

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

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’s Perspective

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

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.

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, …