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Don't go to 7/10, 7/11, 7/31 hearings
San Francisco Infractions Dismissed
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Legal Support for 2004 Actions
Legal Hotline: 415-285-1011 If you are arrested at a DASW protest, call this number for legal support.

Reclaim the Commons Legal Updates
Updates from the volunteer legal team

Legal Updates for March 19 and 20
Legal updates for the 3/19 DASW actions and the 3/20 mass arrest

Police Misconduct and Class Action Information
If you are interested in pursuing a class action suit regarding the unlawful arrests and/or police misconduct during the Anti-war demonstrations in the Bay Area . . .

Mid-summer FAQ
July 31, 2003
The legal support team is still doing work, still needs volunteers, still needs money, and *still* plans to have a party. Read on for the nitty-gritty.

July 31st SF Infractions Dismissal Update
We have a list of names and citation numbers back from the court, all discharged or dismissed. It's a lot of folks! See if you're on our list. PLUS: Get your refund if you paid the fine and then got your case discharged/dismissed.

San Francisco Infractions Dismissal Procedure
July 9, 2003
How are those pesky infractions being dismissed? Do you need to send us any information? How can you find out if your case is one of the ones they're getting rid of? Should you still fax us courtesy warning letters? Is there really a party later in July or is that only a dastardly rumor? For the answers to these and other questions, read on...

Don't go to 7/10, 7/11, 7/31 hearings
July 9, 2003
They are just bureaucratic appointments. There will be no room to go to and no hearing to watch.

San Francisco Infractions Dismissed
June 27, 2003
Yes, that's right. All of the infractions scheduled for mass defense dates through today, June 27, were dismissed today by the DA, and that office is making plans to dismiss/discharge the other infractions scheduled for later dates as well as those not yet scheduled. Party on!

Oakland Civil Suit
There are civil cases being filed in Oakland, call Rachel Lederman for more information about getting involved at (415) 282-9300.

June 19th and 20th Legal Update
Everyone with an infraction mass defense date before June 27th now is scheduled for June 27th, department B. The DA decided to file amended complaints for all cases. No more cases were dismissed, and we are now focusing on police reports. Read on for the details...

June 12th and 13th Legal Update
June 12 and 13 infraction results; June 12 motion results (we won!); new court schedule; more citation, court dates and outcomes listed; we need everyone's original citation; we're scheduling everyone even if you never got a courtesy letter! Plus other news. Heck, just read it.

Information for those not on court date list.
Many people are not on our list of infraction arraignment dates. Read below to find out why you might not be there.

Infraction Arraignments and Dismissals
June 6, 2003
On June 5, 91 people had infraction arraignments in SF. Some were dimissed. On June 6, another 18 out of 89 cases were dismissed. Check to see if you were one of the lucky ones! Also, check to see if we have a court date for you yet (newer list).

The Least You Need to Know
In SF, everyone whose charges don’t involve violence or vandalism are being dropped from misdemeanors to infractions. You’ll probably get a ‘courtesy’ form letter in the mail. Or when you show up to your arraignment, they will send you to room 101 (the traffic clerk) to pay the fine or set a court date. If you want to contest this, join a thousand of your friends and fax us: the letter, your citation & your contact info to 415-285-5066. We’ll set them for a hearing in big groups.

Civil Assessment Letters
The civil assessment letters are mostly the result of the court bureaucracy overwhelming itself. Read on to find out how!

Infraction Charges and Protest Arrests
The latest on the Infraction hearings - Updated 5/5/03

Arrest & Court info
May 1, 2003
If you were arrested and didn't fill out an intake form, Arrestee meetings, primer on Arraignment, police Misconduct, what to do with evidence, etc.

Chevron/Texaco Arrestees Meeting
We will walk through the legal process and coordinate and strategize for our upcoming courtdates, with support form Legal Support to Stop the War and the National Lawyers Guild. We will discuss pressuring Contra Costa County to drop the charges against those who were snatched by police from the support demonstration and organizing ourselves to make the most of our legal proceedings and take care of each other, including the using the court to publicly challenge and expose Chevron Texaco.

Arrestee Meetings
The Legal Support team is having meetings for those who were arrested in demonstrations.



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