People v. J.K. (2012) LAX
Police officers arrested Client after seizing multiple pounds of medical marijuana and grow equipment. At the preliminary hearing, Margolin and Lawrence partner J. Raza Lawrence successfully argued a medical marijuana defense. Client was cultivating for numerous collective members all with valid doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana. The Court found that there was no probable cause to believe that the Client was illegally cultivating marijuana nor was there probable cause to believe that he was possessing the marijuana for sale.
The Client was able to receive all the marijuana seized (over three pounds of marijuana) and all of his grow equipment back.