Two superior courts in Los Angeles county have granted petitions submitted on behalf of two different registrants. The first petition was granted on Nov. 5 in the San Fernando Valley court house to a registrant convicted of Penal Code section 243.4 whose tier had not yet been determined. This registrant was represented by ACSOL President Chance Oberstein.
The second petition was granted today in the downtown Los Angeles courthouse to a registrant convicted of Penal Code section 288(a) and assigned to Tier 2. This registrant was represented by ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. In both cases, the District Attorney did not object to the petitions.
In addition to the petitions granted in Los Angeles county, it is reported that 22 petitions have been granted thus far in San Diego county. That total includes petitions submitted by the public defenders office on behalf of registrants convicted of Penal Code section 288(a).