Contact visits with clients and attorneys is the rule rather than the exception in Ventura County. The Ventura County Sheriff is to be commended for understanding the importance of lawyers and clients discussing their cases without glass separating them.
But, believe it or not, it took a recently published case, County of Nevada v. Superior Court (Siegfried) 2015 CA Lexis 423, filed 4/23/2014, to announce finally "Meaningful access to the courts includes the right to contact visitis with counsel."
This case was brought by criminal defense lawyers volunteering their services in the Court of Appeal, members of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), and clients who put forth the extra effort to curb the excesses of the incarcerational-industrial complex of California's custodial system.
Schwartz & Powell applauds the efforts of these individuals. This case established that contact visits are a right. Contact visits with in custody clients are essential to successful communication between lawyer and client.
Schwartz & Powell has defended criminal cases for over thirty years with outstanding results. Steven D. Powell and Robert Schwartz are committed to aggressive and skilled criminal defense for their clients. If you find yourself or a loved one in need of superior representation against criminal charges contact us right away.
Schwartz and Powell is a law firm with a longstanding and successful practice in Ventura County. We are ready to stand with you and defend you against any criminal charges..