Sentencing Alternatives for Military Veterans under Penal Code § 1170.9.

Our legislature has recognized the unique challenges faced by military personnel in reintegrating into civilian life after leaving the military. Sometimes, their service to our country came at a cost of permanent disabilities that can make traditional sentencing ineffective or less effective.  Under Penal Code § 1170.9, certain veterans accused of certain crimes are qualified for special sentencing programs.  To read more about this, click on the following link –