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Joseph Dane’s Legal Guides

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  • How does a judge determine whether to set bail?

    In California, Penal Code 1275 dictates what a judge must consider when setting bail. Here are some of the factors the judge must consider:

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  • How do you find out what's on your criminal background in California?

    What is on your criminal history and how do you get a copy of your own to review?

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  • What charges qualify for Prop 47 reclassification/reduction to a misdemeanor?

    Many people think that Proposition 47 recently passed in November 2014 will reduce just about any felony to a misdemeanor. Not so. Only simple possession of drugs and some low-level theft and fraud

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