MCLE on California’s New Criminal Diversion Law
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Time: noon-1 p.m.
MCLE: 1 hour General Participatory credit.
About the Program
Did you know that there is a new law California that allows diversion in some criminal cases if a defendant suffers from a mental disorder? Diversion programs provide criminal offenders the opportunity to join a rehabilitation program to help remedy the behavior leading to the original arrest. If they complete the program, then they can avoid the conviction and a criminal record.
In late June 2018, California enacted AB 1810. It went into effect immediately as California Penal Code section 1001.36. That statute created a new pre-trial diversion program that is discretionary for a defendant charged with a misdemeanor or felony, and who suffers from a mental disorder that played a significant part in the charged offense. In this CLE, we will discuss how this new law works, and how it may play out in the San Diego court system.
About the Speaker
Eric Ganci runs an exclusive practice in DUI defense and he focuses on science and trial work. The American Chemical Society’s Chemistry and the Law Section awarded him the “Lawyer-Scientist” designation. He has tried over 60 jury trials to verdict. Eric is an active musician, and one time had Ving Rhames say “I like your band’s CD.”
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