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.