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COUNT 3 MUST BE DISMISSED BECAUSE THE EVIDENCE SHOWS ONLY A MEXICAN MAFIA SOLICITATION UNDER PENAL CODE § 653f(d), NOT A CONSPIRACY. Penal Code § 653f(d) states, in relevant part: Every person who, with the intent that the crime be committed, solicits another to commit an offense specified in Section 11352, 11379, 11379.5, 11379.6, or 11391 of […]

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 […]

Cats are juxtaposed to drug sniffing dogs.  It’s an unfair juxtaposition.  The cat is the internet’s favorite animal.  The internet has it all wrong about cats.  Caturday has given way to Sundog. How did cats and drug sniffing dogs come out of a conversation about encrypted chat messaging? Sometimes one conversation morphs into another.  On […]

There is little in the way of treatment while incarcerated for criminal defendants that have drug or alcohol problems Often times, many people that suffer from drug or alcohol abuse addiction issues can find themselves in criminal related activities. Although many prisons or jails offer some sort of treatment for those willing to get help […]