310-975-7040 justice@kgzlaw.net

Maya Emig

Maya Emig is a former attorney with the California Parole Advocacy Program, where she represented thousands of parolees in parole revocation matters.

Maya Emig, Of Counsel Attorney

Phone: (310) 975-7040
Fax: (310) 496-0758
Email: maya@kgzlaw.net

Ms. Emig focuses her area of practice on parole and post-conviction law. She is a former attorney with the California Parole Advocacy Program, where she represented thousands of parolees in parole revocation matters. She also has extensive experience representing prisoners at lifer consideration hearings.

Ms. Emig is a graduate of UC San Diego and McGeorge School of Law.

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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.


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


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.