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Effective DUI Defense – Ventura County I secured the dismissal of another Driving Under the Influence (DUI) case in the Ventura County Superior Court today. My client was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He was understandably overjoyed by the outcome. I have developed an effective and aggressive system for handling DUI cases. As…

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Life-Altering Robbery Charge Dismissed Recently, my client was charged with Home Invasion Robbery (First Degree Robbery), a violation of Penal Code Section 211. The client had no meaningful criminal record.  When I met the young man in jail, he faced a life-altering violent felony offense. I quickly shifted into gear by involving the client in…

mental illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides critical support to the relatives of people stricken by mental illness.   Mental disease can pose some of the most difficult and heart-breaking challenges to families that life has to offer.  If you are struggling for answers, you are not alone.  Helping someone through mental disease can be confusing…

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California Criminal Discovery, by Bill Haney, Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney. “Discovery” involves the exchange of evidence between the prosecution and the defense. Legal battles can often turn on a defense attorney’s ability to wrench discovery out of the prosecutor’s hands.  Some prosecutors will fight to retain information that is favorable to the defendant.  In…

VanNuys

The Van Nuys Superior Courthouse is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding court holidays). General Parking:  The public parking structure is located at 6170 Sylmar Ave. between Delano St. and Calvert St. (one block east of Van Nuys Blvd.) The cost is $9.00 per day, and the parking structure closes…

Victory in trial is the product of dogged preparation and a total desire to win.

Trial Victory in Santa Barbara! –  by Bill Haney, Ventura County criminal defense attorney. After less than an hour of deliberation, a Santa Barbara County jury walked into Division 6 of the Anacapa Divison and acquitted my client of two counts of misdemeanor battery.   My client was an off-duty police officer when the incident occurred so…

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I am presently trying a case in the beautiful Santa Barbara courthouse. It must be the most beautiful working courthouse in the country. It is such a privilege to try a case in such a historic building.

Police Interrogation Techniques and Other Tactics to Gain Incriminating Admissions

The Police Are Listening – So Keep Quiet! By Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney Bill Haney. You should seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense lawyer the moment that you learn the police suspect you of committing a crime.  Ventura County law enforcement officials are extremely aggressive.  Police officers and prosecutors know that many criminal cases…

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Can you receive a DUI for riding an electric bicycle while under the influence of alcohol?  Yes! Vehicle Code Section 670 defines a “vehicle” as a device that can propel any person or property down a highway. The Code specifically excludes devices that are exclusively human powered, however. Accordingly, you can receive a DUI if you ride…