Stop the Execution of Rodney Reed!

November 15, 2019 The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals provided a reprieve to Rodney Reed just five days before his planned execution.1. Hours earlier, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended delaying Reed’s scheduled death by lethal injection.2 The move by Texas officials followed a national outcry to spare Reed’s life. The Innocence Project marshaled…

Stop the Execution of Rodney Reed!

November 13, 2019 Stop the Execution of Rodney Reed! Rodney Reed is scheduled to die by lethal injection in a Texas death chamber on November 20, 2019. The State of Texas will forever alter the course of the capital punishment debate if Reed is put to death. A competent review of the evidence suggests to…

Justice Corrigan set forth California guidelines in People v. Marcos Sanchez for the  use of hearsay by gang-experts.

Advertising Materials Ventura County Wiretaps Successfully Challenged – Case Dismissed Note:  This article does not constitute legal advice.  The materials should be used for information purposes only.  Wiretap litigation is extremely complex.  You should contact a competent criminal defense lawyer immediately if you are arrested following an investigation built upon wiretap evidence. Attorney William Haney…

California Expungement Documents (Ventura County) Note: Any person seeking to expunge a criminal conviction should first consult with a qualified criminal defense lawyer. This article does not constitute legal advice. Misdemeanor Expungement Petitions To obtain an expungement in California, a petitioner, or an attorney working on the petitioner’s behalf, should lodge the following documents: (1)…

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Oxnard Police Department DUI Checkpoint Successfully Challenged Note:  This article is for information purposes only.  It does not constitute legal advice.  You should contact a competent criminal defense attorney following any arrest for a criminal offense. Attorneys William Haney* and Brian Weilbacher successfully challenged a DUI checkpoint established by the Oxnard Police Department.  Officers constructed the…

Ventura County Law Enforcement Agencies Partner with Amazon’s Ring Camera Surveillance Network The Washington Post recently revealed that approximately 400 American police agencies now engage in a public-private partnership with Ring, Amazon’s doorbell-camera firm.1 According to the Post, the relationship allows police to access the vast network of homeowner-installed doorbell cameras within a specific time and…

Penal Code Section 181 - Slavery

Penal Code Section 181 – Slavery California law punishes the crime of “Slavery.” Under Penal Code Section 181, any person who does the following is guilty of Slavery: holds or attempts to hold any person in involuntary servitude; assumes or attempts to assume the rights of ownership over any person; sells or attempts to sell…

Penal Code Section 171c prohibits firearms and other dangerous items in various protected areas of the California State Capitol.

Penal Code Section 171c – Bringing Loaded Firearms And Dangerous Weapons Into State Capitol and Legislative Offices1 Loaded Firearms (Penal Code Section 171c(a)(1)) It is illegal for any person to bring to, or possess a loaded firearm in any of the following locations: The State Capitol; Any legislative office; Any office of the Governor or…

Penal Code Section 171b

Penal Code Section 171b – Unauthorized Possession of Weapons in Public Buildings and Meetings Penal Code Section 171b punishes individuals who bring specified weapons into public buildings and meetings open to the public. This blog post is for information purposes only.   In the author’s opinion, a person should always refrain from carrying anything even closely…

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Penal Code Section 170 – Malicious Procurement of A Search or Arrest Warrant Under Penal Code Section 1701, any person who “maliciously” procures a search or arrest warrant without “probable cause” is guilty of a misdemeanor. A person acts “maliciously” if he intends to injure, annoy, or vex another person. A person acting with malice…