California Penal Code Title 7.5 - The Hertzberg-leslie Witness Protection Act

  • Section 14020.
    There is hereby established the Witness Relocation and Assistance Program.(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 455, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2008.)
  • Section 14021.
    As used in this title:(a) Witness means any person who has been summoned, or is reasonably expected to be summoned, to testify in a criminal...
  • Section 14022.
    The program shall be administered by the Attorney General. In any criminal proceeding within this state, when the action is brought by local or state...
  • Section 14023.
    The Attorney General shall give priority to matters involving organized crime, gang activities, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and cases involving a high degree of risk...
  • Section 14024.
    The Attorney General shall coordinate the efforts of state and local agencies to secure witness protection, relocation, and assistance services and then reimburse those state...
  • Section 14025.
    The witness protection agreement shall be in writing, and shall specify the responsibilities of the protected person that establish the conditions for local or state...
  • Section 14025.5.
    The State of California, the counties and cities within the state, and their respective officers and employees shall not be liable for any condition in...
  • Section 14026.
    Funds available to implement this title may be used for any of the following:(a) To protect witnesses where credible evidence exists that they may be...
  • Section 14026.5.
    For the purposes of this title, notwithstanding Article 1 (commencing with Section 13959) of Chapter 5 of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2...
  • Section 14027.
    The Attorney General shall issue appropriate guidelines and may adopt regulations to implement this title. These guidelines shall include:(a) A process whereby state and local...
  • Section 14028.
    The State of California, the counties and cities within the state, and their respective officers and employees shall have immunity from civil liability for any...
  • Section 14029.
    All information relating to any witness participating in the program established pursuant to this title shall remain confidential and is not subject to disclosure pursuant...
  • Section 14029.5.
    (a) (1) No person or private entity shall post on the Internet the home address, the telephone number, or personal identifying information that discloses the...
  • Section 14030.
    (a) The Attorney General shall establish a liaison with the United States Marshal s office in order to facilitate the legal processes over which the...
  • Section 14031.
    Commencing one year after the effective date of this title, the Attorney General shall make an annual report to the Legislature no later than January...
  • Section 14032.
    The administrative costs of the Attorney General for the purposes of administering this title shall be limited to 5 percent of all costs incurred pursuant...
  • Section 14033.
    (a) The Governor s budget shall specify the estimated amount in the Restitution Fund that is in excess of the amount needed to pay claims...

Last modified: September 9, 2016