Criminal Law

Our Counties have relied on our experiences with criminal law to respond to prepare Ordinances outlawing certain conduct.  For instance, in the past several years, we have prepared Ordinances outlawing raves, banning the use of fireworks, prohibiting illegal dumping, and addressing residency requirements of sex offenders at the request of the various Boards of County Commissioners.  Our experience with criminal law has also been valuable in addressing issues raised by the County's Detention Administrators and Wardens. 

Members our firm have been commissioned by the Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney's Office to prosecute criminal cases on behalf of Valencia County, and we have prosecuted and defended hundreds of criminal misdemeanors and felonies, including white collar crimes.  We have additionally prosecuted numerous code enforcement cases, and have obtained favorable results for our County clients.

To assist our County clients in the implementation of their Ordinances, we conduct training detailing how to prosecute a Code Enforcement Case in the Magistrate Court, advise the Code Enforcement Officers of the evidentiary foundations necessary for admitting photos, the County's ordinance, and other evidence in their cases before the Magistrate Court.  Moreover, we assist in the preparation of the witness and exhibit lists, and other necessary forms in the prosecution of Code Enforcement cases.