With the federal government increasing its efforts to deport immigrants, especially those who have been convicted of crimes, California’s latest reform could not have been timelier. Assembly Bill 813 went into effect Jan. 1, 2017. Prior to the law’s enactment, a conviction could only be challenged while a person was serving time in jail, prison or on probation. Now, California Penal Code Section 1473.7 allows persons who have already served…

Paul Wallin | March 27, 2017

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