Los Angeles Marijuana Defense Lawyers:
Charges of Sales, Transportation, Possession
With 50 years criminal defense experience, our law firm specializes in successfully defending charges related to the Sales and Transportation of Marijuana (Penal Code Section 11360), Possession for Sale (Penal Code Section 11359), and Possession (Penal Code Section 11357). Our law firm has been recognized as a Top 5% U.S. Law Firm based on peer reviews from other attorneys, judges, and prosecutors, in the area of legal ethics, professionalism, and judgment. We have vast experience in defending all criminal matters including drug cases involving very large quantities of marijuana.
Proposition 215 was passed by the voters in California in 1996, commonly referred to as the Compassionate Use Act. That was followed 8 years later by Senate Bill 420, enacted in 2004. These two propositions have been codified in the California Penal Code section 11362.775 et seq. The federal government does not recognize this law, and thus sales of marijuana under the federal system are criminalized. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Police Department has decided not to enforce the medicinal marijuana laws of California, but to act as “de facto” DEA agents. This conflict between state and federal laws has led to abuses of power by the local police.
Our aggressive defense to marijuana charges has led to numerous cases of marijuana sales and possession dismissed, including one where an employee of a marijuana dispensary was charged with possessing more than 25 pounds of pot. In another recent case handled by the firm, a client had substantial monies and several ounces of marijuana returned to him by LAPD after the D.A. dismissed the case in the middle of a preliminary hearing. Our criminal defense team had demonstrated in court that the case had substantial problems of proof. The recommending medical doctor was subpoenaed to testify and the LAPD “expert on drug sales” was not familiar with the provisions of Medical Marijuana laws. As a result, the case was dismissed. In another case, we were successful in preventing a criminal filing, and seizure of property, against a Medical Marijuana Clinic after a search warrant led to arrests and the seizure of a large quantity of cannabis.
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