Oct 212014

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 15, 2014 – From the Yolo County District Attorney’s office Yolo D.A. Jeff Reisig announced last week that his office has created a “Conviction Integrity Unit” to review claims of innocence made after someone has locally been convicted of a crime. “While the trial and appellate process have significant safeguards to protect [...]

Jul 012014
Northern Yolo: $75,000 in restitution for care, euthanasia of fighting roosters

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 25, 2014 – (Photos added to web version of this article) Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on June 13, Yolo County Superior Court Judge Daniel Maguire awarded $75,135 to the County in restitution following convictions of an illegal cockfighting operation. In January, a Yolo County Jury convicted [...]

Nov 162013
Special DUI-prosecuting unit to continue

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 20130 – The state’s Office of Traffic Safety will continue to fund a special DUI enforcement unit in Yolo County, reports the Yolo District Attorney’s office. The state has awarded Yolo $233,295 for the prosecution of “driving under the influence” cases, said a press statement from Chief Deputy D.A. [...]

Nov 062013
Can you clean up a criminal record? New Yolo County program helps some who can

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 30, 2013 – From the County of Yolo Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson announces the launch of the Record Mitigation and Community Reintegration Clinic.  The result of a collaboration between the Public Defender’s Office and the University of California, Davis, School of Law, the clinic will help rehabilitated offenders clean up [...]

Apr 042013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 3, 2012 – Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on March 7, Superior Court Judge Paul Richardson sentenced Michael Robert Hernandez III, 33, of West Sacramento, to 21 years in state prison for attacking his girlfriend. Hernandez pled no contest on January 24 to two strike-felonies, and multiple [...]

Sep 052012

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 22, 2012 – The state supreme court has reinstated the conviction of a man found guilty of leaving a fake bomb at the Yolo County Communications Center in 2006. 66-year old Barry Turnage of Woodland was sentenced to life in prison under the “three strikes law,” after prior [...]