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Mark’s comment: “On December 23, 2013, I received a full and unconditional pardon from the Governor of California for actions that led to State Bar discipline in 1998.”
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Graduated with Distinction UOP McGeorge School of Law||Member Trainor Honor Society||1987|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of Mark E. Powers||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2007 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section||Member||2003 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|University of The Pacific||Law||Juris Doctorate,||1987|
|California State University, Sacramento||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1982|
Posted by anonymous
I was looking at a year in prison with a felony conviction and i ended up with a minor infraction charge. Mark is definitely the guy you want in your corner with the DA breathing down your neck. He does not get intimidated, he's realistic in his expected outcome, and his confidence is something you can cling to when you're in way over your head.