Books to help people pass time while in custody in kern county

Help a defendant by sending them some of our books, get fully formatted pleadings from our books, or download some books for free using the links.

These are the four current criminal defense books we helped write that are currently on the market:

Further descriptions are below, and you can get pleadings from the books here.

Paralegal Handbook: California Criminal Defense Edition


Practice tips, client relations tips, and other advice for the aspiring criminal defense paralegal along with sample pleadings.  This book was released January 1, 2022.

Passing Time While Doing Time


Short stories, puzzles, riddles, resource guide, and more.  This book is written to help people pass time while in custody in Kern County and then find help to get on with their lives when released.

The chapter entitled Kern Resource Guide is duplicated here.

Please, consider buying copies of the book and shipping them to inmates.  The jail accepts direct shipments from Amazon using the links above.

You can download a free watermarked PDF version of the book here:

Passing Time While Doing Time

California Criminal Defense Motions in Limine


Motions in limine for use in California criminal trials. This edition by Victor VeVea and Roger Lampkin is more than 50% longer than the last edition. Trials are often won or lost before the first witness is sworn. Motions in limine are used to keep bad evidence out of trial, bring good evidence into trial, and control the atmosphere and order of a trial. A great advantage of such motions is to avoid the obviously futile attempt to “unring the bell” after the jury has already heard bad evidence and been instructed to disregard it.

Praise for the book:

“Attorneys (novice and experienced), defendants, legal assistants, and anyone connected to those accused of a crime should have this excellent book. Read it; refer to it, and use it as your handbook and bible. I am pleased to contribute to this book knowing of its significant benefit to defendants. It empowers you to understand complicated issues in criminal cases.” ~Defense Attorney Joe Whittington –

“Criminal defense trial attorneys need a strong motion in limine practice to control the floodgates of prejudicial evidence prosecutors seek to admit at trial. This book is a great place to start for the novice and experienced practitioner alike.” ~Trial Attorney T. Alan Rogers

“Actually, this is as good as I’ve seen it regarding federalizing objections… you put a lot of effort into this… and you are trying to be specific, so I think that’s good…” ~Judicial comments at trial in People v. Xavier Harris

“Great motions in limine, such as those you’ll find in this book, can help level the playing field and get your client a fair trial.” ~George A. Boyle –

“Excellent source of trial motions. These motions are well written and thoroughly researched. I use this book for EVERY trial!” ~Attorney David Faulkner –

“I have used these motions in limine in many trials to my clients’ advantage. They are accurate, persuasive, and compelling.” ~Trial Attorney Bill Slocumb –

Handbook for the Accused

A person accused of a crime in California often faces three prosecutors: the district attorney, the court, and his own attorney. Heavy caseloads and too few resources force many attorneys to seek quick plea bargains with little interest in actually defending their clients. This guide is meant to help the accused avoid becoming a victim of the California Plea Machine by teaching how to help your attorney help you prepare a defense instead of simply preparing to plead guilty. This Second Edition contains new sections about Bail and about Immigration Consequences. As with the first edition, the book also contains sample pleadings by some of the best criminal defense attorneys.

Pages from the book can also be downloaded here for free.


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