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Recent Developments in California Law

  • Reduced penalties for shoplifting under Prop 47. Misdemeanor designation also applies to entering premises to commit non-larcenous act such as cashing stolen check.
  • Men arrested for Facebook posts sue police. Two men who posted rap lyrics on Facebook and were arrested for gang activities have sued the San Diego Police Department in federal court for deprivation of their First Amendment rights under color of state law. The criminal case against the men was dismissed.
  • AB 1909. A prosecutor can now be charged with a felony for withholding evidenceor altering evidence in a criminal case.
David Shapiro
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