Bruce Zucker

Mr. Zucker began his career as a United States Probation Officer in Los Angeles, where he conducted pre-sentence investigations and supervised white collar offenders.

Bruce Zucker, Partner

Phone: (310) 975-7040
Fax: (310) 496-0758
Email: bruce@kgzlaw.omdevops.com

Attorney Bruce Zucker began his career as a United States Probation Officer in Los Angeles, where he conducted presentence investigations and supervised white collar offenders. Mr. Zucker was quickly promoted to supervisorial positions and received commendations for his work.

After leaving the Probation Office, Mr. Zucker handled various civil and criminal cases, including class action lawsuits, federal crimes, state crimes, appeals, and habeas corpus writs.

Beginning in 2000, Mr. Zucker limited his practice exclusively to post-conviction matters, focusing on appeals, habeas corpus writs, prison issues, and parole hearings.

Mr. Zucker receives appointments in indigent matters from the California Board of Parole Hearings, the California Court of Appeal, and the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Mr. Zucker graduated from UCLA and received his law degree from Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), where he graduated in the top 20 percent from both schools. He also made Dean’s Honor List at both schools.

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Certification of Rehabilitation

In California, you may be eligible to apply for a certificate of rehabilitation if you have successfully completed your felony sentence and have kept out of trouble.

Criminal Appeals

Appeals offer convicted defendants an opportunity to have a higher court review the process that lead to conviction in order to ensure that this process was fair to the defendant.

Expungements

Many defendants are eligible for a process known as expungement, under which an individual is released from all penalties and disabilities arising from conviction.

Re-Sentencing

Recent changes in California law provide an opportunity for those who have been convicted of a crime to have their sentence reduced or even eliminated.

Prisoners Rights

While many people might not realize it, prisoners still have certain rights guaranteed by both the California State and United States Constitutions.

Immigration Cases

If you took a plea deal in a criminal case and suffer from immigration consequences you may have legal grounds to vacate the plea.

Writ of Habeas Corpus

Anyone who is in prison, or otherwise restrained in some way by the criminal justice system, can bring a writ of habeas corpus petition to challenge their imprisonment.

Parole Suitability Hearing

Parole is a period of supervision that follows an individual after their release from prison. Most inmates will automatically be released to parole after finishing their “determinate” sentence.

Proposition 47

Effective November 5, 2014, proposition 47’s main purpose is to reduce certain non-violent and non-serious felonious crimes to just misdemeanors.

Proposition 57

Effective November 8, 2016, Proposition 57 was approved and maintains a substantial effect on California’s Criminal Justice system as a result of overpopulation in prisons.

SB 260

Young offenders can be tried as adults and sentenced to extremely long or even life sentences as young as 14. In 2013, California passed a law changing child sentencing practices for certain crimes.

SB 261

Effective January 1, 2016, SB 261 extends the unique youth offender parole process created in SB 260 (above) to inmates who committed crimes between the ages of 14-22, but were tried as adults.