People v. Padilla | Proposition 57 During Resentencing

By: Wallin & Klarich

What Is Proposition 57?  In November of 2016, California voters passed Proposition 57, changing the way that juveniles could be charged for crimes. Prop 57 was part of an effort to reform the state’s criminal justice system, highlighting more lenient treatment for children. For juveniles, this meant that prosecutors could no longer directly determine whether …

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Proposed Law Would Raise Age for Being Tried as an Adult in California

By: southernblog

In California, minors as young as 14 can be subjected to the adult criminal justice system if they are charged with certain crimes. That means a 14-year-old child could be sentenced to life in prison. However, a new proposed law would raise the minimum age for being tried as an adult. Raising the Age Limit …

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