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Municipal Law

Better than Expungement?

In California, one can have certain criminal convictions dismissed or “expunged” from one’s record, as we have written about before, but that does not delete the fact that they occurred – Expungement only gives relief from the criminal penalty. Applicants for state licensure must still list the convictions, if asked. Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Administrative Law

Public Records Act Inspection Requests

Many local governments and state agencies in California are happy to assist citizens in their requests for public records, and answer questions about the process. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy, and sometimes you face agencies, municipalities,or individual government employees who don’t know the law about open records, are lazy or lackadaisical Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Administrative Law

Multi-Section Event – "From the Ground Up"

The Sacramento County Bar Association’s, Public Law, Environmental Law, and Administrative Law sections, co-hosted an event entitled, “From the Ground Up: Implementing the Medical Cannabis Regulation & Safety Act – Cultivating solutions to administrative, regulatory, environmental, and consumer protection challenges,” at the September 21, 2016 luncheon. The luncheon was held Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Administrative Law

California Taxicab Licensing Requirements

In the state of California, some vehicles will require a special license or certificate in order to operate them. Examples include: Commerical Drivers License (CDL) (i.e. Tractor trailers; Construction vehicles; City buses; Shuttles, etc.) CDL with Specified Endorsement (e.g. School buses- (S) endorsement; Passenger buses – (P) endorsement; Tankers – (N) endorsement; Vehicles transporting hazardous materials – Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago