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Avoid the pitfalls of hiring the wrong attorney; learn how to hire a great criminal defense lawyer Encountering the criminal justice system can be one of the most challenging and stressful periods of your life.  Selecting the right criminal defense lawyer for yourself or a friend or family member can be one of the most […]

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES REGARDING DEFENDANT’S ABILITY TO USE THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA DEFENSE (PROP 215 and SB 420) VIA TESTIMONY OF A CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT STATEMENT OF FACTS Defendant is charged with providing medical marijuana to a friend that he knew to be a recommended and approved patient.  Defendant is a grower and transporting member […]

Rules for Sentencing a Criminal Defendant Decisions related to sentencing a criminal defendant that criminal courts must take into account include “the nature of the offense and/or the offender, with particular regard to the degree of danger both present to society.” In re Rodriguez (1975) 14 Cal.3d 639, 654, quoting In re Lynch (1972) 8 […]

THE “NATURAL AND PROBABLE CONSEQUENCES” DOCTRINE CANNOT BE EXTENDED TO PUNISH DEFENDANT FOR SEPARATE CONSPIRACIES ENTERED INTO WITHOUT HIS KNOWLEDGE WHILE INCARCERATED AND UNABLE TO OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE It is well-settled that “each member of a conspiracy is criminally responsible for the acts of fellow conspirators committed in furtherance of, and which follow as a natural […]

How Hillary Clinton Narrowly Escaped Criminal Charges; Why Her Careless Conduct Did Not Rise to the Level of Criminality Thе head оf thе FBI оn Tuesday rесоmmеndеd аgаіnѕt criminal charges be filed against Hіllаrу Clіntоn fоr mіѕhаndlіng сlаѕѕіfіеd іnfоrmаtіоn whіlе she wаѕ secretary оf state, еvеn аѕ he hаrѕhlу сrіtісіzеd thе рrеѕumрtіvе Dеmосrаtіс рrеѕіdеntіаl nоmіnее […]