AB 109, California's public safety realignment law, went into effect on Oct. 1, 2011, mandating the incarceration of lower-level offenders in local jails and giving local agencies responsibilities for supervising prisoners released on probation. If cities experience increased crime or nuisance issues as realignment continues, they can draw on their police powers and state laws to abate problems at essentially little or no cost.
Responding to Realignment Impacts and Deadly Weapons in the Community
Feb. 13, 10–11:30 a.m.
Registration Fee: $50/member cities, $75/League Partners, $150/nonmember cities
Matthew Silver of Best Best & Krieger will provide an overview of the variety of crime fighting and abatement powers available to a city experiencing negative effects of realignment in the community. He will also cover the strategies and processes to make these efforts cost neutral.
Jennifer Petrusis of Richards Watson & Gershon will focus on weapon confiscations as an effective tool for cities. A successful confiscated weapon petition authorizes a law enforcement agency to retain and destroy the firearm or deadly weapon that was confiscated during a domestic violence incident or from an individual detained under Welfare & Institutions Code section 5150. Petrusis will provide a complete review of the confiscation petition process, including the nuts and bolts of getting the papers filed, the hearing, practical suggestions for streamlining the process, and important constitutional limitations.
The webinar will provide 1.5 hours of MCLE participatory credit from the State Bar of California to attendees who are attorneys. Public safety and code enforcement staff are also welcome. A background paper and PowerPoint presentation will also be provided to all attendees.