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A special holiday time JL Law avatar for my special clients, potential clients, friends and folks that one day will be friends.  Attorney Jay Leiderman and the staff at Jay Leiderman Law wish you all the best!     Attorney Jay Leiderman and all the staff at Jay Leiderman Law, California State Bar Certified Criminal […]

This article examines Andrew “weev” Aurenheimer’s case in between his conviction and his victory on appeal.  He was convicted of aggravated identity theft and sentenced to 41 months in federal prison.  He served 19 months before his release after his appeal.  weev, via his company “Goatse Security” found a gaping hole in AT&T’s original iPad […]

Failure-to-Recall Instruction At defendant’s competency trial, all the experts agreed that defendant appeared to suffer from impaired memory. Therefore, at the prosecution’s request, the jury was instructed: “The inability to recall facts or information does not in and of itself render a defendant incompetent to stand trial; however, it is a factor to be considered […]

The epidemic of heroin use and deaths associated with heroin use needs to be addressed by non-criminal methods. Washingtom Post Editorial:  Heroin use is a public health emergency that calls for legislative solutions This article makes some good points, and I’ll share them. Agreed: “….we are skeptical that some measures to further criminalize already illegal […]

By Jay Leiderman,* originally published in the Ventura County Star on June 17, 2011, the 40th anniversary of the war on drugs. It was then titled: Unhappy 40th anniversary, war on drugs. The article has been updated. On June 17, 1971, President Nixon started his so-called War on Drugs. “This nation faces a major crisis […]