Penal Code Section 112 punishes those who sell or manufacture false government documents in California.

Manufacturing or Sale of False Government Documents – Penal Code Section 112 It is a misdemeanor under Penal Code Section 112 to sell or manufacture false government documents with the intent to help another person conceal the true nature of their citizenship or resident alien status. If the police find you with more than one…

Private Investigators Providing Juror Information to Defendants – Penal Code Section 95.3 Section 95.3 seeks to protect the safety and security of jurors. Jurors may only be contacted for purpose of discussing a criminal case in a manner allowed by law. For example, after a judge discharges a jury at the conclusion of a case,…

Providing Juror Information to Defendant – Penal Code Section 95.2 Section 95.2 seeks to protect the privacy and security interests of jurors serving in criminal cases. It is a misdemeanor to knowingly provide a defendant with the name and personal identifying information of jurors after the information has been sealed by a judge.1 At the…

Penal Code Section 95 punishes any person who corrupts or attempts to corrupt jurors and other key players in the California legal system.

Corrupting or Attempting to Corrupt Jurors, Arbitrators, Umpires or Referees – Penal Code Section 95 Penal Code Section 95 sets forth a felony offense for any person who attempts to corrupt jurors, arbitrators and other individuals whose judgment is integral to the proper functioning of the legal system. Section 95 is broader than Penal Code…

judicial corruption Section 93

Requesting or Receiving Bribe by Judge or Juror – Penal Code Section 93 Judges who accept or request bribes will be charged with a felony under Section 93.1 The law also mandates felony punishment for any person with the power to make decisions in a legal contest, including: • Jurors; • Court commissioners; • Arbitrators;…

Corruption of Judges

Bribing or Offering to Bribe a Judicial Officer – Penal Code Section 92 The crime of bribing or attempting to bribe a judge is punishable as a felony under Penal Code Section 92. The law also mandates felony punishment for any person who attempts to bribe someone authorized by law to decide court-related matters, including:…

great seal of california

Requesting or Receiving a Bribe by a Legislator – Penal Code Section 86 In California, any legislative member who accepts or requests a bribe may be guilty of a felony under Penal Code Section 86. The person who offers or gives the bribe may also be guilty of a felony under Penal Code Section 85….

Graft

Granting Appointments in Exchange for Gratuity or Reward – Penal Code Section 74 California law seeks to ensure public confidence in the integrity of government. Accordingly, Penal Code Section 74 punishes any public officer who accepts a gratuity or reward in exchange for appointing another person to public office. Section 74 punishes violators with a…

Graft

Giving or offering a gratuity to obtain public appointment – Penal Code Section 73 To ensure public confidence in government, Penal Code Section 73 sets forth misdemeanor-level punishment for any person who attempts to secure public office by way of a gratuity or reward. Commentary: Section 73 is infrequently used. California prosecutors typically take an…

Your Freedom May Depend on the Quality of Your Defense Attorney

Preventing Cases from Being Filed, by Bill Haney, Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney.   In recent weeks, I have had five cases REJECTED for prosecution pursuant to a defense-initiated investigation and report to the District Attorney’s office. I am a former supervising prosecutor and major crimes attorney. I understand how to investigate a case and a…