AB 1950 Rewrites Probation Length

Continuing the decade-long criminal justice reform in California kicked off by AB 109, the so-called Realignment bill, AB 1950 limits, with several exceptions, the length of a term of probation in misdemeanor cases to one year and in felony cases to two years. As to misdemeanors, the most notable exception is that DUIs will continue to require a term of … Read More

Questions About Immigration Status Are Off Limits in Personal Injury Cases

In 2016 California passed AB 2159, which vastly improves access to justice for personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs who are undocumented. Codified as Evidence Code sections 351.2, the law states: “In a civil action for personal injury or wrongful death, evidence of a person’s immigration status shall not be admitted into evidence, nor shall discovery into a person’s immigration … Read More

Happy Holidays from Janssen Malloy LLP

The attorneys and staff at Janssen Malloy LLP would like to wish our fellow members of the North Coast community, and our clients, friends, and colleagues farther afield peace and good health this holiday season. To those who suffered loss this year, we extend our deepest sympathies and hope that the New Year will provide healing and renewal. In 2021 … Read More

The CARE Act and Sealing Arrest Records

According to the California Department of Justice, in 2019 law enforcement made 7,113 arrests in Humboldt County. For many of those arrests, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges, or filed charges but later dismissed the case against the criminal defendant, leaving a paper trail showing that person was arrested, albeit never convicted. Employers are prohibited by law from … Read More

Real Estate During COVID-19

An understandable upshot of the COVID-19 pandemic is that many aspects of the real estate market are in flux. In some ways, business remains surprisingly close to normal, with local real estate brokers reporting a steady interest in selling and buying Humboldt County property. Of course, navigating the regulations and best practices applicable to brokers could merit a separate blog … Read More