Honorable Eugene Hyman JD ’77 wrote an article for the SF Daily Journal. “The criminal justice pendulum is headed in the right direction, but prosecutors should proceed with caution” discusses issues with the obsoletion of misdemeanors as a remedy for an overburdened criminal justice system.
“Sentencing is just the tip of the iceberg. What impact will delaying court intervention have on juvenile dependency courts, on foster care, on the likelihood of neglect and abuse? Will law enforcement be less likely to arrest for shoplifting or drug possession if they think charges will not be brought?”
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