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Sonoma Felony Possession of Concentrated Cannabis (HS 111357(a) 3 years Charge Dismissed. Client was arrested for felony hash possession but charge was reduced and filed as misdemeanor prior to dismissal upon presenting medical defense. 2013
Solano Client was owner operator of storefront dispensary in Vallejo. Vallejo Police sent in undercover patients to purchase medical cannabis prior to raiding and shutting down the dispensary. Charges: Possession for Sale (HS 11359), Sales (HS 11360), Maintaining a Place for Marijuana Sales (HS11366). 5 years, 4 months All Charges Dismissed following over one year of litigation. 2013
Sonoma Drunk in Public (PC 647(f), misdemeanor) 6 months county jail with additional DMV consequences. Disturbing the Peace (PC 415, misdemeanor) to be converted to infraction following completion of 20 AA meetings 2013
Sonoma Client accussed of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol (VC 23152) and Hit and Run (VC 2002(a)). 6 months county jail with additional DMV consequences. Wet Reckless (VC 23103), no jail and substantially reduced fine. 2013
Sonoma A Client accused of transporting over 30 pound of marijuana for purposes of sale (HS 11359, 11360). 4 years No contest plea to "wobbler" which will be converted to misdemeanor following successful completion of felony probation and 90 days on electronic home confinement 2013
Plumas Allegations and Charges: Client accused of large outdoor cultivation (HS 11358) and possession of marijuana for sale (HS 11359) 3 years, 8 months All felony charges dismissed pursuant to no contest plea to misdemeanor marijuana possession of more than 1 oz (HS 11357(c)) No jail. All medical cannabis rights retained in tact 2013
Sonoma Client accused of Robbery (PC 211), Burglary (PC 459), and Grand Theft (PC 487(a). 6 years, 4 months State Prison at 85% Robbery dismissed at Preliminary Hearing, Burglary Dismissed per Plea. No Contest Plea to Grand Theft with agreement to reduce to misdemeanor after 2 years and 90 Days Jail Alternatives 2012
Sonoma Client accused of possessing large amounts of child pornography (PC 311.11) 3 years, State Prison No Jail! No Contest Plea to wobbler and reducible to misdemeanor, 240 hours of community service, 3 years formal probation, PC 290 registration 2012
Plumas Client accused of corporal injury on spouse (PC 273.5), false imprisonment (PC 239), and assault with a deadly weapon (PC 245(a)(1)) 5 years, 8 months State Prison Case dismissed, Motion for Factual Innocence Granted, Dept. of Justice Ordered to clear client's record. 2012
Sonoma Client accused of unlawfully possessing marijuana (HS 11357(b)), resisting arrest (PC 148(a)(1), and public intoxication, (PC 647(f)). 6 months County Jail Client Entered into pre-plea diversion with dismissal of all charges following completion of CAD program. 2012
Los Angeles Client accused of corporal injury to partner (PC 273.5), causing great bodily injury (PC 12022.7), Criminal Threats (PC 422, 2 counts), and Child Endangerment (PC 273A) 11 years, 4 months state prison with 3 strike convictions to be served at 85%. All strikes dismissed, No Contest plea entered to felony PC 273.5, probation denied, 2 years actual custodial commitment. 2012
Lake Client accused of unlawfully possessing 85 pounds of processed and unprocessed marijuana (HS 11359), unlawful cultivation, (HS 11358), possessing a stolen firearm (PC 496(a), possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony (PC 12022(a)(1)), and having $20,000 in cash derived from unlawful activities (Asset Forfeiture). 5 years, 4 months state prison All Felonies dismissed. No Contest plea to misdemeanor marijuana possession, 60 days home detention, and 3 years informal probation. Client also agreed to make certain charitable contributions as part of plea agreement. 2012
Sonoma Client accused of participation on large scale marijuana cultivation and distribution network and charged with 9 felonies including possession for sale (HS 11359); unlawful cultivation (HS 11358); possession of concentrated cannabis (HS 11357(a); and maintaining a place for the manufacturing of a controlled substance 8 years, 4 months custodial commitment Convicted of misdemeanor violation of Health and Safety Code HS 11357(a) (concentrated cannabis) following presentation of medical collective defense. No jail time, 18 month informal probation. 2012
Sonoma Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon (PC 245)
Enhancement for Causing Great Bodily Injury (PC12022.7)
7 years State Prison Misdemeanor Violation of PC 245, No Jail, Summary Probation. 2012
Sonoma Misdemeanor DUI, Client alleged to have had a .14 BAC 6 months County Jail Misdemeanor Wet, No Additional Jail, $832 Summary Probation. 2012
Alameda County Client was charged with committing a robbery for the purpose of preventing a person from exercising their sexual orientation. The allegations were that following an Occupy demonstration, the client was present when other Occupiers took a wallet and made derogatory statements. 7 years State Prison Case Dismissed. 2012
Mendocino Client accused of unlawfully transporting and possessing for sale 3 ounces of medical cannabis. Allegations possession of 2 firearms and $12,000 in cash at the time of arrest. Charges: Transportation (HS 11360), Possession for Sale (HS 11359), Firearm (PC 12021). 5 years, 8 months state prison Case Dismissed. 2012
Sonoma Client accused of unlawfully possessing 10 pounds of medical cannabis for interstate sales and violation of misdemeanor probation. Charges Possession of Marijuana for Sale (HS 11359). 3 years in custody Felony Case Dismissed with presentation of medical evidence. Misdemeanor probation reinstated with 65 hours of community service. 2012
Sonoma Client Accused of conspiracy to purchase several pounds of heroin, possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana. Allegations included possession of over $26,000 in cash and a firearm at time of arrest. Charges: Conspiracy (PC 182), Purchase of Controlled Substance for Sale (HS 11352), Possession of Marijuana for Sale (HS 11359), Transportation (HS 11360). 7 Years State Prison Client entered a No Contest Plea to Penal Code §32 (accessory after the fact) as a felony with 90 days work release. Automatic reduction to a misdemeanor after 18 months of successful performance on probation. 2012
Sonoma Client accused of transporting 10 pounds of marijuana. Charges: Possession for Sale (HS 11359), Transportation (HS 11360) 3 years, 8 months State Prison Case dismissed with presentation of medical defense. All seized property, including medical cannabis, ordered returned. 2012
Sonoma Client accused of the attempted murder of a rival gang member with premeditation and deliberation. Accusations were a group assault where client was alleged to have personally used a knife to cause great bodily injury on the victim(s). Charges: Attempted Murder (PC 664/187) Gang Allegations (PC 186.22) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (PC 245) Great Bodily Injury (PC 12022.7) 35 years to Life in State Prison Client sentenced to 8 years in State Prison with one strike conviction. 2011
Sonoma Client accused of possessing methamphetamine for purposes of sale, possession of marijuana for purposes of sale, and possession of concentrated cannabis. Charges: Felony Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale (HS 11378) Possession of Marijuana of Sale (HS 11359) Possession of Concentrated Cannabis (HS 11357(a) 4 years, 4 months State Prison All Felony Charges Dismissed. Client entered No Contest plea to infraction of possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and received a $100 fine 2011
Sonoma Client accused of assaulting victim with a deadly weapon Charge: Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon (PC 245) 4 years State Prison Case Dismissed 2011
Sonoma Client accused of using stolen money to purchase spa gift certificates and defrauding the spa. Charges: Felony Commercial Burglary (PC 459) Grand Theft (PC 487) 3 years, 8 months State Prison Case Dismissed 2011
Sonoma Client accused of committing armed robbery at fast food restaurant. Charges: Felony Robbery (PC 211/212.5) Use of a Firearm during Commission of Felony (PC 12022.53) 16 years State Prison Client entered a No Contest Plea to the Robbery and received probation with treatment. 2011
Sonoma Client accused of unlawfully transporting 10 pounds of cannabis for purposes of sale. Charges: Felony Possession for Sale (HS 11359) Transportation (HS 11360) Prison Prior Conviction (PC 667.5(b) Prior Strike (PC 1170.12 9 years State Prison Case Dismissed 2011
Sonoma Client accused of unlawfully possessing magazine clip for berretta firearm and suffering 2 prior prison convictions. Client was also in possession of $20,000 while driving at time of stop. Charges: Felony Ex-Felon in Possession of a Firearm (PC 12021) Ex Felon in Possession of Ammunition (PC 12316) Prior Prison Convictions (PC 667.5(b)- two alleged) 5 years, 8 months State Prison Client entered no contest plea to one felony count, balance of charges were dismissed. Sentenced to 45 days on Electronic Home Confinement (ankle bracelet) 2011
Sonoma Client alleged to have stolen vehicle. Charges: Felony Vehicle Theft (VC 10851) Possession of a Stolen Vehicle (VC 496(d)) Prison Priors (PC 667.5(b) 4 years, 8 months State Prison Case Dismissed 2011
Sonoma Client alleged to have been an ex felon in possession of two firearms and ammunition. Charges: Felony Ex Felon in Possession of a Firearm (PC 12021- two counts) Ex Felon in Possession of Ammunition (PC 12316- two counts). 5 years State Prison. Client entered pleas to two of the felonies charged and received a 60 day county jail sentence authorized to be served on Electronic Home Confinement (Ankle Bracelet) 2011
Sonoma Client alleged to have owed over $10,000 in Restitution. n/a Restitution amount reduced from $10,000 to $600. 2011
Sonoma Client accused of unlawfully cultivating 81 indoor cannabis plants and possessing cannabis for purposes of sale. Charges: Cultivation (HS 11358) Possession for Sale (HS 11359) 3 years, 8 months in State Prison. Case dismissed twice, at two consecutive preliminary hearings. All property, including seized cannabis, returned to the client. 2011
Sonoma Client accused of unlawfully possessing a controlled substance while suffering a prior strike conviction. Client had 6 year prison sentence suspended at time of new case. Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (HS 11350) Prior Strike Allegation (PC 1170.12) Prior Prison Convictions (PC 667.5(b)) 16 years State Prison Client entered a No Contest Plea to Misdemeanor possession of Controlled Substance and was sentenced to 6 months county jail sentence to run concurrent with parole violation. 2011
Sonoma Client alleged to have been involved in conspiracy to cultivate, transport, and sell large amounts of cannabis while being armed with a firearm. Charges: Felony Conspiracy (PC 182) Possession for Sale (HS 11359) Transportation (HS 11360) Cultivation (HS 11358) 6 years State Prison. Most Felony Charges Dismissed. Client Pled No Contest to wobbler of being an accessory after the fact under PC 32. Received 30 days county jail to be served through work release or electronic home confinement. 2011
Sonoma Client accused of shooting rival gang member for benefit of criminal street gang. Charges: Felony Attempted Murder (P.C. 664/187) Discharge into Occupied Vehicle (PC 246) Gang Enhancement for Discharging Firearm During Commission of Felony Causing Great Bodily Injury (PC 12022.53(d) 30 years to Life in State Prison. Acquitted of Attempted Murder by Jury at Trial. Jury convicted Client of all remaining charges and judge rendered maximum sentence. 2010
Sonoma Client accused of participating in cannabis related home invasion robbery and using a firearm during the commission of the crime. Charges: Felony Residential Burglary (PC 459) Firearm Enhancement (PC 12022.53) Robbery (PC 211/212.5 Approx. 40 years in State Prison. Most felonies dismissed. Client pled No Contest to one count of burglary and received probation with treatment. 2010
Sonoma Client alleged to have abused and beaten pit bull with a stick. Charges: Felony Animal Abuse (PC 597) 3 years State Prison Acquitted by Jury at Trial under Self Defense theory. 2010
Sonoma Client accused of unlawful transporting 10 pounds of cannabis for purposes of sale Charges: Felony Possession for Sale (HS 11359) Transportation (HS11360) 4 years State Prison Felony Charges Dismissed. Client pled No Contest to misdemeanor possession of more than one ounce of cannabis. *No Jail* 2010
Sonoma Client accused of practicing medicine without a license, possession of a dangerous weapon, and suffering 1 prior strike conviction. Charges: Practicing medicine Without a License (B&P 2052- two counts, B&P 2054) Weapons Possession (PC 12020) Prior Strike Conviction (PC 1170.12) 11 years State Prison Felony Charges dismissed. Client entered No Contest Plea to misdemeanor violation and was sentenced to 1 year county jail with no probation. 2010
Sonoma Client accused of causing an explosion in a residential neighborhood through the manufacturing of hash oil. Charges: Felony Manufacturing a Controlled Substance (HS 11379.6) 7 years in State Prison and a $50,000 fine California State law forbids the presentation of a medical defense against charges of manufacturing hash oil. Client pled No Contest to alternate charge of Cultivation (HS 11358), *No additional jail time*, granted probation. 2010
Sonoma Client accused of making a criminal threat, stealing an automobile and crashing the car in another state. Accused of being a member/associate of a criminal street gang. One prior strike conviction alleged. Charges: Felony Criminal Threats (PC 422) Gang Association (PC 186.22) Vehicle Theft (VC 10851). Possession of Stolen Property (PC 496) Prior Strike Conviction (PC 1170.12) 8 years State Prison Most Felony Charges Dismissed with prior strike enhancement. Client Pled No Contest to PC 422 and received 1 year county jail sentence with no probation. 2010
Sonoma Client accused of assaulting neighbors with a deadly weapon, vandalism, and making a criminal threat. Charges: Felony Assault with a deadly weapon (PC 245) Vandalism (PC 594) Criminal Threat (PC 422) 5 years, 4 months State Prison and 2 strike convictions. All Felonies dismissed. Client pled No Contest to misdemeanor vandalism and placed on private conservatorship. 2010
Sonoma Client accused of large scale outdoor cannabis cultivation for purposes of sale. Charges: Felony Cultivation (HS 11358) Possession for Sale (HS 11359) 3 years, 8 months State Prison. Charges Dismissed 2010
Sonoma Client accused of grossly negligent vehicular manslaughter causing the death of a child. Charges: Felony Vehicular Manslaughter (PC 192.5) 6 years in State Prison Client entered No Contest plea and received 6 months in the county jail with a grant of formal probation. 2010
Sonoma Two separate cases filed where client was accused to unlawful cannabis cultivation, possession for sale, and transportation of large amounts of cannabis. Charges: Felony Cultivation (HS 11358) Possession for Sale (HS 11359- one count per case) Transportation (HS 11360) 7 years 8 months in State Prison Client pled no contest to one misdemeanor count of possession of more than one ounce of marijuana and one count of misdemeanor transportation of marijuana. *No Jail Time* 2010
Sonoma Client accused in 2 consecutive cases of possessing 600 cannabis lollipops for purposes of sale, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and transportation of a controlled substance. Charges: Felony Possession of Concentrated Cannabis (HS 11357) Possession of Marijuana for Sale (HS 11359) Transportation of Marijuana for Sale (HS 11360) Possession of a Controlled Substance of Purposes of Sale (HS 11351) Transportation of a Controlled Substance (HS 11352) 7 years, 8 months State Prison All charges dismissed with prejudice following intensive litigation that included 3 preliminary hearings. 2010
Sonoma Client accused of cultivation, transportation, and possession of marijuana for sale. Charges: Felony Cultivation (HS 11358) Possession for Sale (HS 11359) Transportation (HS 11360) 5 years, 4 months State Prison Case Dismissed 2010
Sonoma Client accused of cultivating 60 large, outdoor, cannabis plants for purposes of sale. Charges: Felony Cultivation (HS 11358) Possession for Sale (HS 11359) 3 years, 8 months State Prison Case Dismissed 2010
Sonoma Client accused of possessing cannabis for unlawful sales Charges: Felony Possession for Sale (HS 11359) 3 years State Prison No Contest plea to misdemeanor possession violation (HS 11357(c). *No Jail Time*. Sentenced to 60 hours of community service 2010
Sonoma Client accused of large indoor cultivation for purposes of unlawful sales. Charges: Felony Cultivation (HS 11358) Possession for Sale (HS 11359) 3 years, 8 months State prison Case dismissed following presentation of medical defense 2009
Sonoma Client accused of obtaining property by false pretenses. Charges: Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretenses (PC 532- two counts) 3 years, 8 months State Prison Case Dismissed following successful demurrer motion 2009
Sonoma Client accused of failing to register as a sex offender, suffering a prior strike conviction Charges: Felony Registration Violation (PC 290) Prior Strike Enhancement (PC 667.5(b)) 6 years State prison (at 80%) Case taken to Jury Trial resulting in Hung Jury with a split of 8-4 for acquittal. District attorney decided to not re-try the case but offered walk away plea of misdemeanor disturbing the peace with credit for time served and no probation. 2009
Sonoma Client accused of possession of a dangerous weapon for purposes of criminal street gang and suffering 2 prior strike convictions. Charges: Felony Possession of Weapon (PC 12020) Gang Enhancement (PC 186.22) Prior Strike conviction (PC 1170.12/667.5(b)) 25 years to Life in State Prison Weapons charge Dismissed. Gang Allegation Dismissed. Prior Strike Enhancements Dismissed. Client entered No Contest plea to misdemeanor of delaying a peace officer (PC 148)- all time ran concurrent with parole violation- avoided life prison sentence. 2009
Sonoma Client alleged to have been in possession of stolen property and methamphetamine. 2 prior strike convictions were alleged. Charges: Felony Possession of Stolen Property (PC 496) Possession of a Controlled Substance (HS 11377) 25 years to life in state prison. Felony charges and prior strike convictions dismissed. Client entered No Contest plea to misdemeanor charges and received one year in county jail with no probation. Avoided life prison sentence 2009
Sonoma Client alleged to have assaulted family member with a deadly weapon and made criminal threats during incident. Charges: Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon to wit: knife (PC 245) Criminal Threats (PC 422) Vandalism (PC 594) 5 years, 4 months in State Prison with 2 strike convictions Acquitted by Jury at Trial 2009
Mendocino Client accused of possessing 10 pounds of cannabis for sale. Charges: Felony Possession for Sale (HS 11359) 3 years state prison Charges dismissed on motion by District Attorney at PC 995 hearing which raised issues of prosecutorial misconduct. 2008
Mendocino Client accused of cultivating 70 large, mature, outdoor, cannabis plants for purposes of unlawful sales. Charges: Felony Cultivation (HS 11358) Possession for Sale (HS 11359) 3 years, 8 months state prison Deferred Entry of Judgement granted without plea. DEJ term successfully completed. Charges dismissed. 2008
Mendocino Client accused of involvement in large outdoor cannabis cultivation grow and firing his rifle at public utility workers near his property. Charges: Felony Cultivation (HS11358) Assault with a firearm (PC 245(b)) Possession for Sale (HS 11359) 10 years, 4 months State Prison No Contest Plea to misdemeanor possession of more than one ounce of marijuana (HS 11357(c)) *No additional jail, 12 months court probation* 2008
Mendocino Client accused of transporting 800 pounds of processed marijuana. Charges: Felony Transportation (HS11630) Possession for Sale (HS11359) 4 years, 8 months State Prison Case Dismissed pursuant to PC 995 motion 2008
Mendocino Client accused of transporting several pounds of cannabis. Charges: Felony Transportation (HS 11360) Possession of Sale (HS11359) 4 years, 8 months State Prison 12 month Deferred Entry of Judgment granted without plea. DEJ term successfully completed, charges dismissed. 2007
Mendocino Client accused of cultivating 100 large mature outdoor cannabis plants for purposes of unlawful sales. Plants were alleged to be approx. 14 ft. tall and able to produce 5 pounds per plant. Charges: Felony Cultivation (HS 11358) Possession for Sale (HS 11359) 3 years, 8 months State Prison 18 month Deferred Entry of Judgment granted without plea. DEJ term successfully completed, charges dismissed 2007