Misdemeanor

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Hundreds Of Inmates Freed From California Jails After Voters Pass Prop. 47

A ballot measure passed by voters last week is already freeing hundreds of inmates from California county jails after their felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors.

11/10/2014

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. (County of Sonoma)

Juror Changes Vote In Sonoma County Supervisor Peeking Trial, Deliberations Continue

The announcement of a verdict in the peeking trial of Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo was delayed Friday afternoon after a juror changed their mind at the last minute. Deliberations are set to continue.

04/25/2014

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. (County of Sonoma)

Testimony Begins In Case Of Sonoma Co. Supervisor Accused Of ‘Peeking’ Outside Female Neighbor’s Window

Testimony began Tuesday morning in Santa Rosa in the case of a Sonoma County supervisor accused of lurking outside a female neighbor’s window in the middle of the night.

04/22/2014

Jewlyes Gutierrez was charged with battery after fighting back against alleged bullies. (CBS)

Hercules Transgender Teen May Get Charges Dropped After Fight

A transgender teen is expected to avoid a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a bullying incident on an East Bay high school campus.

02/08/2014

(CBS)

California State Senate Rejects Lower Penalty For Drug Possession

State senators have rejected a bid to make California the 14th state to end felony penalties for those convicted of possessing small amounts of drugs for personal use.

05/31/2012

(CBS)

Bill To Reduce Punishment For Drug Possession Finding Support

San Francisco State Senator Mark Leno is more and more optimistic that his bill, which would reduce punishment for possession of small amounts of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, will pass the full state senate when it is voted on next week.

05/24/2012

Federal Employee Charged With Hacking Celebrities Info

Federal Employee Charged With Hacking Celebrities Info

A U.S. State Department employee faces charges that he looked up the passport applications of more than 100 celebrities in the government records system…

CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

Calif. Assembly Limits Using Immigration Check In Arrests

Democrats in California’s Assembly joined other states Thursday in questioning the federal system that uses fingerprints to check the immigration status of people picked up by police.

CBS San Francisco–05/26/2011

Marijuana leaves (AP Graphic)

California Bill To Make Growing Pot A Misdemeanor Passes First Test

The California Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would give local law authorities the power to charge small time marijuana growers with a misdemeanor rather than a felony.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/19/2011

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

SF Sheriff To Stop Holding Low-Level Inmates For Deportation

San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey said Friday he will soon begin releasing undocumented immigrants held in county jail for low-level offenses.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/06/2011

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