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Victory Over California's Opaque Police Privacy Laws In State Court
Victory Over California's Opaque Police Privacy Laws In State Court

California is the only state that limits access to the personal files of law enforcement witnesses resulting in a lack of fair trials for accused individuals. Read this L.A. Time article about how I navigated around that block in federal court to ensure a favorable outcome ...

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Blog posts in Drug Crimes

  • Pre-Plea Diversion

    Pre-Plea Diversion As of January 1, 2018, California courts are offering "pre-plea" diversion in some drug cases. The benefit of pre-plea diversion is ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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