Offering False Evidence at Trial – Penal Code Section 132 Penal Code Section 132 strongly punishes any attorney or other person who intentionally causes false or altered evidence to be introduced at trial. The statute is designed to protect the integrity of legal proceedings. Elements of the Offense: The prosecution must prove the following evidence…

Preparing False Statement or Report Under Oath – Penal Code Section 129 Penal Code Section 129 is part of the overall legislative scheme to prevent perjury and protect the integrity of the legal system. Any person who violates Penal Code Section 129 is guilty of the crime of perjury as defined in Sections 118 and…

Victory

Participate in Your Own Defense!  – by Bill Haney, Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney A criminal defendant has the best chance of winning in court by actively helping his lawyer prepare.   Your attorney must have the benefit of your insight.  You know the personality and habits of witnesses.   You have knowledge of favorable evidence…

Body Worn Cameras Have Been Issued to Ventura County Law Enforcement Agencies

Body Worn Cameras Issued to Ventura County Law Enforcement Agencies, by Bill Haney, Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney   The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office recently put area criminal defense attorneys on notice that the county’s four major police agencies have equipped some or all of their officers with body worn cameras (BWC’s).    The cameras…

gun fighter

I successfully defend those charged with violations of California’s complicated gun laws. Please don’t hesitate to give me a call if you find yourself charged with the following gun-related offenses in Ventura County: The unlawful possession of a concealed or loaded firearm; The unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm; The unlawful possession of an “assault…

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Early Termination of Probation in Ventura County   I routinely seek the early termination of  a client’s probationary period in Ventura County. In most cases, I move simultaneously to have the conviction expunged. My method has proven to be very successful for clients.   What is Probation? Most prosecutors and many judges seem to be unaware…

lady justice

The “Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016” will soon dominate the criminal justice reform debate in California. Governor Brown and a number of reform groups appear ready to take on the California District Attorneys Association with a ballot initiative that will rival Proposition 47 in its impact on criminal sentencing laws. Governor Brown seems…

domestic violence

Why Domestic Violence Cases Are Aggressively Prosecuted, by Bill Haney – Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney. California prosecutors typically act very aggressively against any person accused of domestic violence. The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office has proven over the years that it may be the most aggressive office in the state when it comes to domestic…

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…