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Police say Mexican Mafia prison gang led crime ring in Ventura County http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/nov/27/one-man-led-large-prison-crime-ring-in-ventura/?print=1 Police say Mexican Mafia prison gang led crime ring in Ventura County By Jennifer Letzer Originally published 12:50 p.m., November 27, 2012 Updated 05:32 p.m., November 27, 2012 A 39-year-old man in an out-of-state prison directed a crime ring in Ventura County […]

COUNT 3 MUST BE DISMISSED BECAUSE THE EVIDENCE SHOWS ONLY A MEXICAN MAFIA SOLICITATION UNDER PENAL CODE § 653f(d), NOT A CONSPIRACY. Penal Code § 653f(d) states, in relevant part: Every person who, with the intent that the crime be committed, solicits another to commit an offense specified in Section 11352, 11379, 11379.5, 11379.6, or 11391 of […]

COUNT 17 MUST BE DISMISSED FOR LACK OF EVIDENCE OF THE MEXICAN MAFIA’S SPECIFIC INTENT TO COMMIT AN ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM. Count 17, if not dismissed for want of overt action, should be dismissed on the alternative basis that the prosecutor failed to present evidence on the element of specific intent.  Count 17 alleges […]

MULTIPLE MEXICAN MAFIA CONSPIRACY COUNTS SHOULD BE DISMISSED FOR LACK OF EVIDENCE OF ANY OVERT ACTS BEYOND MERE PLANNING OR AGREEMENT. In California, the crime of conspiracy has four elements: “(1) an agreement between two or more people, (2) who have the specific intent to agree or conspire to commit an offense, (3) the specific […]

HAVING A BAILIFF STAND BEHIND THE DEFENDANT WHILE HE TESTIFIES VIOLATES THE STATE AND FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONS In People v. Hernandez, (2009) 175 Cal. App. 4th 940, the defendant testified in his Assault with a deadly weapon trial.  He was in custody.  The bailiff took up a position standing directly behind the defendant while the defendant […]