The district attorney said his office will dismiss and seal more than 3,000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions in San Francisco dating back to 1975, and review and re-sentence thousands of felony marijuana cases.
San Francisco is calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to fund the construction of a new criminal courthouse to replace the decaying Hall of Justice, where analysts say a major earthquake could result in mass casualties.
(Subscription required) During his six years on the Riverside County Superior Court, Fisher has developed a sentencing regime that he believes ensures a fair outcome for all sides. He allows attorneys to file briefs a couple of days before the sentencing hearing.