2021: New Year, New Laws

Now that it’s 2021, it is a new year with new laws you should know about. January marks the end of a passing year and a fresh beginning to a new year full of promise and hope. Although 2020 delivered world wide issues resulting in a global pandemic and nation wide protests in the United States, there are a few positive things that arose from the challenges that effects criminal law in a positive way, specifically here in California. Below are a few criminal laws that were passed effective as of January, 1 2021 in California:

  • Ban on law enforcement  in using chokeholds and carotid restraints as a means of restraint (AB 1196)
  • Restoring felon voting rights (Proposition 17)
  • Reduced sex offender registration (SB 384)
  • Capped probation terms: AB 1950 enacts a maximum one year probation term for misdemeanor offenses and two years for felony offenses, with some exceptions.

The attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC  are experienced and knowledgeable of the new laws that are now in effect. If you or someone you know is looking for a criminal defense attorney to help you with a criminal defense matter, our attorneys are available to assist you in person at our San Francisco office, Dublin office and by telephone or email.


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