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Proposition 47 was passed by the voters and became law on November 5, 2014. The law made some non-violent property crimes, where the value does not exceed $950, into misdemeanors. It also made some simple drug possession offenses into misdemeanors.


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2018 Law Clerk Program

The Los Angeles County Public Defender Law Clerk Program introduces select students to the operations of the Office, the court system and related agencies in the criminal justice system. Law Clerks are mentored by experienced criminal defense attorneys who provide them with a real life, educational experience.

Law Clerks assist Deputy Public Defenders with a wide range of projects. Law Clerks are given the opportunity to observe and participate in client interviews, case strategy meetings and court proceedings. Law Clerks may complete research and writing projects including briefs, investigation requests and motions to be filed in court. They may also accompany the attorneys to jail interviews and attend public defender training sessions.

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Click here to obtain information on how to go about getting an expungement. For help with this issue, please contact (213) 974-2811. 




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