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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 […]

HAVING A BAILIFF STAND BEHIND THE DEFENDANT WHILE HE TESTIFIES VIOLATES THE STATE AND FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONS In People v. Hernandez, (2009) 175 Cal. App. 4th 940, the defendant testified in his Assault with a deadly weapon trial.  He was in custody.  The bailiff took up a position standing directly behind the defendant while the defendant […]

The Take On Medical Cannabis By Someone Not From The US, Trying To Explain How The System Works – Guest Post Part 2 (Part 1 click here) Is the intake of cannabis – even medical cannabis – considered beneficial for human health? You must have heard about marijuana, right? And medical marijuana?  The English word […]