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Precinct Reporter Group
RISE Program to Assist Residents with Post-Conviction ReliefPrecinct Reporter GroupMayor Robert Garcia and City Prosecutor Doug Haubert announced a first-of-its-kind program in Long Beach, Restoration Initiative for Safety and Employment (RISE), which will provide free assistance to those who are eligible to seal their low-level ...

Criminal Law:Post-Conviction Relief-Abandonment-Retained CounselMissouri Lawyers MediaWhere a defendant filed a timely pro se motion for post-conviction relief and then retained counsel who filed an untimely amended motion, the Missouri Supreme Court has declined to extend the abandonment doctrine to excuse an untimely amended motion ...

Criminal Law:Post-Conviction Relief-Abandonment Inquiry-Statement In Lieu Of MotionMissouri Lawyers MediaWhere a defendant challenged the denial of an abandonment inquiry after his appointed counsel filed a statement in lieu of an amended motion, the filing of a timely statement in lieu of an amended motion does not necessitate an abandonment inquiry, and ...

LB officials announce RISE program in effort to assist residents with post-conviction reliefSignal TribuneCity of Long Beach officials hosted a press conference Nov. 1 at City Hall to announce the Restoration Initiative for Safety and Employment (RISE) program, which will provide free assistance to those who are eligible to seal their low-level misdemeanor ...and more »

Clinton Herald
Mablin trial put on hold during appeals processClinton HeraldCLINTON — Prosecutors' appeal of a post-conviction relief ruling granting a new trial for a Clinton man previously convicted of a 2007 murder will be heard before his re-trial begins. District Court Judge John Telleen on Wednesday submitted an order ...

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief- Double Jeopardy- Statutory RapeMissouri Lawyers MediaWhere a defendant, who pleaded guilty to counts of statutory rape and forcible rape for two single acts, brought a double-jeopardy challenge, the judgment is affirmed because the legislature intended that forcible rape and statutory rape be separate ...

Asbury Park Press
NJ drunk driving: 10000 cases at Jersey Shore could be wiped outAsbury Park PressBecause the state waited a year to notify defendants of the allegations against Dennis, the Supreme Court relaxed the usual 5-year limit for the defendants to file for post-conviction relief, Hobbie said. Hobbie said the outcome could be expensive for ...

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief- Double Jeopardy- Sentencing Without Determination of EligibilityMissouri Lawyers MediaDefendant pleaded guilty to resisting a lawful stop and various drug offenses. At the plea hearing, the trial court sentenced defendant to incarceration but sent him to the Long Term Drug Program, but because defendant was already serving a sentence ...

Outburst by cop's widow gets her ejected from court in Mumia Abu-Jamal hearingAlbuquerque JournalBut Assistant District Attorney Tracey Kavanagh, supervisor of the District Attorney's Post Conviction Relief Unit, told Tucker that this allegedly missing memo hasn't been found. Judith Ritter, one of Abu-Jamal's lawyers, said she sent a new right-to ...and more »

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief- Closing ArgumentMissouri Lawyers MediaWhere a defendant in a statutory-rape case argued that the state's closing argument asked the sentencing court to impermissibly punish him for exercising his right to trial in a related Kansas proceeding, the state's argument was an extension of its ...

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