Manufacturing Charge Pleas to Misdemeanor, Community Service

San Diego — When a client was accused of manufacturing hash oil and then made admissions to police, Margolin & Lawrence worked quickly to resolve her case for a misdemeanor with community service and unsupervised summary probation. *Dates and details changed to protect client confidentiality.


Five Years In Jail Reduced To Community Service

United States vs.K.H. (9th Circuit, Nevada 2013) Our client was charged in both state and federal courts with cultivating over 100 marijuana plants. At the federal level, this carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison. Margolin and Lawrence worked with local counsel to dismiss the state case and focus on the federal charges. […]


700 Marijuana Plants and Concentrate Kept Out of Court

LAX 2014 The police received an anonymous tip that marijuana was being grown illegally in a warehouse. They obtained a search warrant to search the building with a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) device and found heat signatures they believed were consistent with a marijuana grow. They then obtained a second warrant to search the interior of […]


Possession for Sale Reduced to Disturbing the Peace

People v. T.C. (LAX 2014) Our client was charged with possession of marijuana for sale. However, upon investigating the facts and presenting a defense at a preliminary hearing, Margolin and Lawrence was able to obtain a favorable plea bargain. Our client was charged with disturbing the peace and sentenced to thirty days of community service, […]


Forfeiture of Almost $30,000 and Sports Car Stopped

(LAX 2013) Our client was being investigated by the federal government on drug manufacturing charges. We headed the charges off before trial and fought the asset forfeiture proceedings underway. The government had seized $29,000 and the client’s luxury sports car. We demonstrated through clear evidence that the money and vehicle were derived from legitimate business, […]

Dismissal For Armed Possession for Sale

People v. Armed Meth (2005, Criminal Courts Building): Our client was on probation for selling meth when he was arrested  for armed possession of meth for sale and for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. He faced three years of state prison that had been suspended on the underlying probation case. The district […]

Defense Saves Client from 11.5 Years in State Prison

People v. MA (2013, Ventura): Attorney Raza Lawrence assisted by Allison Margolin persuaded a Ventura judge to strike an assault with a deadly weapon charge that occurred less than 5 years after the defendant was convicted on  two charges of heroin possession and one of heroin transportation. The client faced 12 years in state prison; […]