Van Nuys Courthouse. Prosecution Folds During Ian Wallach's Cross-Examination Of Complaining Witness. In a case where Mr. Wallach’s client was charged with Domestic Violence (PC Section 273.5) and Violating a Court Order (PC Section 166), the Complaining Witness alleged that she was beaten. During Cross-Examination, Mr. Wallach elicited numerous inconsistencies between her testimony and her prior statements, a strong motive for being untruthful, and her proclivity for violence. The Judge stopped the cross-examination after 90 minutes and urged the Prosecution to abandon the charges and offer a "Disturbing the Peace" misdemeanor, and the prosecutor did so. The protective order extinguished, the client returned to his home without punishment, and the Court didn't even incarcerate the client for violating the terms of his existing probation.