Marijuana and Other Drug Prosecutions

I have achieved excel­lent results for clients arrested for mar­i­juana possession and cul­ti­va­tion, and have experience representing clients in both smaller, rural, counties, as well as the larger urban jurisdictions. I am aware of the cur­rent trends in the enforce­ment of mar­i­juana laws.

An important aspect of handling drug cases is litigating motions to suppress evidence based upon illegal (unconstitutional) actions of law enforcement. I have obtained dismissals as a result of the successful litigation of motions to suppress. I have also won cases on appeal after the trial court refused to rule in my client’s favor. I represented the petitioner, at the trial court level, in the landmark Supreme Court “passenger standing” case, Brendlin v. California. The United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in my client’s favor.