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How Much Should it really cost to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

How Much Should it really Cost to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney? I got an unsolicited email this weekend. A potential client was asking how much I would charge to represent them in a drug ...
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Prop 47 Passes Making Most Drug Possession and Theft a Misdemeanor

Proposition 47 Passes Making Many Drug and Theft Offenses Misdemeanors In case you have not heard yet, Proposition 47 just passed. This means that many felony drug and theft offenses will now be ...
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Medical Marijuana is Legal in California -- Just do it the Right Way

Medical Marijuana is Legal In California -- Just do it the Right Way These days one of the most common requests I get from clients is to help them "set up" a dispensary to sell medical ...
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CHP seizes 2000 Pounds of Pot in Van Headed to Las Vegas

I missed this article last week, so I will talk about it today because this is a lot of pot. California Highway Patrol officers in the Imperial Valley pulled over a Chevy Van that they said was ...
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Rapper Arrested After Search of Justin Bieber's House

Xavier Domic Smith, a 20 year old rap artist was charged with multiple felonies in Los Angeles County on Friday. Smith, also known as "Lil Za" was recently arrested when sheriff's ...
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Two Ventura County People Arrested for Bath Salts

Two people were arrested last week in Simi Valley, California after investigators found Methylone with an estimated street value of over $400,000 at the homes of Aaron Lieberman age 23 and his ...
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Botched Hi-Jack Attempt Yields 12 Tons of Pot

Tustin police officers recently stumbled upon 24,000 pounds (that's right) of marijuana after the driver of a big rig truck called 911 telling the operator that he thought he was being hi-jacked. ...
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2000 Pounds of Pot Seized in Boat off Santa Barbara

18 people were arrested and 2,000 pounds of marijuana were seized after a boat landed on a quiet Santa Barbara Beach Friday. Law enforcement officials said the boat was first spotted by a group of ...
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Two Busted with Boatload of Pot off Zuma Beach

Two men in a small boat loaded with bales of marijuana were busted off the coast of Zuma Beach yesterday. Los Angeles County lifeguards in the area notified the United States Coast Guard of the ...
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Really, We Are Part of a Collective

Ventura County Law Enforcement arrested three men from kern County after they were discovered tending to a 55,000 plant marijuana operation in the Los Padres national Forest located in norther Ventura ...
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Ventura Man Arrested for Marijuana Cultivation...Again

The threat of jail and deportation was not enough to deter Ricardo Valencia from allegedly tending to over 6,000 marijuana plants shortly after his conviction and deportation for similar conduct. ...
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Garcetti Says Enforcement of Marijuana Laws Diverts Law Enforcement From More Important Tasks

In a brief interview with a Spanish language television station this weekend, Mayor elect Eric Garcetti voiced his opinion that medical marijuana is ok and that casual use of marijuana might not be so ...
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Supreme Court Says No Drug Dogs at The House Without Warrant

In the second Supreme Court case in a year to involve drug sniffing dogs, the Court held that the cops need a search warrant in order to bring drug dogs onto your porch. The Court went on to say that ...
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Los Angeles Man Arrested for Selling Ecstacy in Simi Valley

The only thing Ventura County Law Enforcement likes less than crime is crime committed by people from out of the county. Simi Valley police arrested a 40 year old man from Los Angeles County earlier ...
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Bath Salts and Marijuana Dispensaries Don't Mix

Three men were arrested in Ventura County after an extensive undercover operation led police to believe a couple of local medical marijuana dispensaries were selling illegal "bath salts". ...
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Bank of Italy sits on top of pot growhouse

Italian authorities uncover the biggest marijuana cultivation site ever discovered in Rome. Financial Officers on a routine walk through of the Bank of Italy detected the smell of marijuana rising ...
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Largest Meth bust in the Merced

Members of the Merced Multi-Agency narcotics Task Force arrested 11 people, seized 330 pounds of Methamphetamine, more than $100,00 cash and three vehicles during a raid that took place in Merced, CA. ...
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Police Investigation Yields 33 arrests in Gang Sweep

A yearlong police investigation targeting the Eastside Anaheim gang resulted in 33 arrests of various criminal activities including drug trafficking and possession of firearms. Anaheim has seen a rise ...
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Border Control Corruption

Two former US Border Patrol agents were found guilty of human smuggling. Raul Villarreal and his brother Fidel Villarreal assisted in the smuggling of immigrants on foot across the border in the ...
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Heroin abuse on the rise in Simi Valley

Heroin use is on the rise in Ventura County, with a spike of cases found in Simi Valley. The prevalence of heroin addiction is often connected to prescription pain medications. Due to easy access of ...
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Finding the Right Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles

How do you find the right criminal defense lawyer in your community? You do what everyone else does when you want something: You sit in front of your computer and you do a search -- most of the time ...
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Pill Pushers Beware, The DA's Office and the DEA may be Watching You

I was recently contacted by the Los Angeles Area Drug Enforcement Administration or DEA. Special Agents on a task force dealing with physicians over-prescribing pills called me because they wanted to ...
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Cities Can Ban Marijuana Dispensaries

A three judge panel in the 4th District (Riverside) Court of Appeal of the State of California just ruled that cities and counties are free to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in their ...
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Pot Bust Near Pyramid Lake

Ventura County law enforcement busted seven people and confiscated an estimated 130 pounds of marijuana in a farm-like setup near Pyramid Lake in the Los Padres national forest. Sheriff's ...
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Medical Marijuana Is Not A Crime

Many years after the voters in California passed an initiative to allow legal use and possession of marijuana, the federal government still does not see it our way. The Compassionate Use Act allows ...
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