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Medical Conditions Where You May Use Medicinal Marijuana

September 11, 2014

Just because you suffer from a medical condition does not automatically mean that you are eligible to smoke medicinal marijuana. In fact, one of the most common questions that a Los Angeles medical marijuana attorney is asked is just what medical conditions qualify for medicinal marijuana use. Here is a look at some of the most common […]

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Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession

September 11, 2014

The son of Robert Downey Jr., Indio Downey, pleaded guilty to drug possession recently. The younger Downey was arrested following a traffic stop in West Hollywood when the officer discovered cocaine on his person. Downey was a passenger in the vehicle during that June arrest. However, despite pleading guilty to possession, the 21-year-old may have […]

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Drug Possession by a Minor

September 11, 2014

Juvenile drug possession is one of the most common criminal charges that minors are charged with in Southern California. A Van Nuys criminal attorney can explain to you that while drug possession is a common charge, it still remains a very serious offense that could have life-long ramifications for a minor. As a result, minors […]

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46,000 Drug Offenders May Have Prison Sentences Reduced

September 5, 2014

The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted last week to reduce the sentences of about 46,000 prison inmates who are currently serving time for drug offenses, reports the Los Angeles Times. A Van Nuys criminal attorney can explain that this is part of an effort to alleviate some of the overcrowding in the prison system as well […]

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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Law Explained by a Torrance Drug Offense Attorney

September 5, 2014

The law regarding medical marijuana dispensaries is very complex and confusing—even for attorneys. A Torrance drug offense attorney can tell you that there are federal, state and local laws that govern the subject. In addition, the legal requirements of these three jurisdictions are oftentimes overlapping and conflicting. California Compassionate Use Act This 1996 California law […]

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Realignment Provides Drug Offenders with New Opportunities

September 5, 2014

  The US Supreme Court’s order to California to reduce its prison population has provided rehabilitation options for many drug offenders that had previously not been available. A Torrance criminal attorney can explain how the programs may be applicable to your specific case. County Jail Instead of State Prison A fundamental change in the system has […]

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How Does Criminal Court Proceeding Work?

August 26, 2014

Are you involved in a criminal case, and aren’t quite sure what to expect from a criminal court proceeding? Despite the portrayal given to criminal proceedings by the media, in reality they’re more subdued, lengthier, and require more hearings. The following video can give you a better understanding of an actual criminal court proceeding, and […]

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Medical Marijuana | How a San Fernando Medical Marijuana Attorney Can Help

August 26, 2014

In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215, making it legal for individuals to possess and grow marijuana for medicinal purposes so long as the individual has an approval or recommendation from a California physician. This law was broadened in 2004 to provide for a medicinal marijuana identification card and to allow patients to form medical […]

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Perris City Councilman Julio Rodriguez Arrested on Meth Charges

August 26, 2014

Perris City police officers arrested city councilman Julio Rodriguez on suspicion of being under the influence of methamphetamine (also known as “meth,” “crystal, “crank”, “speed,” “go fast”and possession of methamphetamine, reports NBC 4 Southern California. A Torrance criminal attorney can explain to you that the councilman now faces serious criminal charges that could derail his […]

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Police Officers Hospitalized in Van Nuys Drug Lab Bust

August 26, 2014

Five Los Angeles police officers were sent to the hospital following a drug lab bust in Van Nuys. The authorities had received a call from several witnesses who overheard a man screaming in his apartment in the San Fernando Valley. The police walked into the suspect’s unit and found what appeared to be a drug […]

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