Salinas, California— Charges of cannabis manufacturing, child endangerment, and a weapons resulted in no jail time for a client of Margolin & Lawrence’s.
Ukiah Superior Court—Margolin & Lawrence secured a dismissal for a client who was arraigned on 700 lbs of marijuana.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
(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, […]
People v. WR (2013, LAX Court): The police barged into our client’s home and discovered multiple grow rooms and stored weapons, including one identified as an illegal assault weapon. Our client is involved in the security industry and a medical marijuana patient. He couldn’t afford to lose his license to protect other people or his […]
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 […]
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; […]