California’s Gun Control Bills Following Texas School Shooting

By: Wallin & Klarich

What Happened in Uvalde, Texas?   On May 24, 2022, a deadly massacre took place in Uvalde, Texas. A gunman entered Robb Elementary School and killed 19 students and two teachers before he himself was killed by a law enforcement officer. This marked the deadliest school shooting in the United States in a decade.  The gunman, …

Posted In: Fire Arms & Weapons

Ochoa v. Davis | A Witness’s Credibility

By: Wallin & Klarich

9th Circuit Court of Appeals recent holding that habeas corpus applicant was required to show prejudice for a Brady violation in order to sustain the application Ochoa was convicted in 1998 for a series of violent crimes against three female victims over a six-month period the previous year including murder, kidnapping, forcible rape, and assault …

Posted In: Appeals

With New Exceptions, Employers Can Mandate That Employees Get Vaccinated

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With New Exceptions, Employers Can Mandate That Employees Get Vaccinated With an increased presence of the delta variant of covid-19 sweeping across the nation, institutions are being forced to make tough decisions when it comes to the vaccine. Many colleges, like California state schools, are requiring vaccines to attend on-campus classes and live in on-campus housing. …

Posted In: Criminal Defense
Tagged: covid 19 vaccine

Supreme Court Conservative Majority Makes a U-Turn On Life Sentences Without Parole For Juveniles  

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Supreme Court Conservative Majority Makes a U-Turn On Life Sentences Without Parole For Juveniles   Due to the recent Supreme Court appointments made by former President Trump, the Supreme Court has now become predominantly conservative. Rulings are now being made by six conservative Justices and three liberal Justices, which means Supreme Court decisions are being weighed …

Posted In: Criminal Defense
Tagged: 8th amendment Jones v. Mississippi Miller v. Alabama Senate Bill 394

Opposing Views on Victim’s Testimony in Domestic Violence Cases in California

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Domestic violence crimes continue to be a major issue in California across all socio-economic and age groups.  According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 32.9% of women and 27.3% of men in California are victims of domestic violence. California Penal Code 243(e)(1) classifies domestic violence as a misdemeanor punishable by one year in county …

Posted In: Domestic Violence
Tagged: PC 243(e)(1) PC 273.5 Victim's Rights

TRUMP FEDERAL JUDGES MOVING TO VOID GUN LAWS IN CALIFORNIA DESIGNED TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE

By: Wallin & Klarich

In August of 2020, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided in the case of Duncan v. Becerra that the Second Amendment bans the state of California from prohibiting (under California Penal Code section 32310) the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines (LCM), which are defined as magazines that hold more than …

Posted In: Fire Arms & Weapons
Tagged: duncan v becerra LCM

Are Gun Stores Essential During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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Are Gun Stores Essential During the Coronavirus Pandemic The short answer is it depends! Gun sales across the country have skyrocketed as people are panic-buying firearms during the coronavirus pandemic. With everyone trying to safely navigate new social distancing measures, there is a dispute as to whether firearms stores and gun ranges should be considered …

Posted In: Gun Sales

Supreme Court Sides with Therapists on Child Pornography Reporting Law

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A California Supreme Court decision could have major implications for a law requiring psychotherapists to crireport patients who, in the course of therapy, admit to having viewed or downloaded child pornography. Since 2014, the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) requires therapistds to contact law enforcement anytime a patient admits to these acts–due to …

Posted In: Child Abuse

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