Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

Is a repealed still good law? How long after a law is repealed can it be used against you?

Asked on 5/16/13, 2:30 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Kelvin Green The Law Office of Kelvin Green

Repealed laws are in effective from the effective date of the repeal. If the act happened under the law when it was valid the law can be used subject to the statute of limitations or whatever the bill states when it was passed

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Answered on 5/16/13, 6:32 pm
Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

If you mean it was repealed by the Legislature, then I agree with Mr. Green. If the particular statute was declared unconstitutional, then I disagree.

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Answered on 5/17/13, 9:51 am
Edward Hoffman Law Offices of Edward A. Hoffman

I agree with Mr. Roach. If the law was constitutional, it can still be enforced. It can't be *violated* anymore, but violations which occurred while it was on the books can still be prosecuted until the limitations period has expired.

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Answered on 5/17/13, 12:42 pm


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