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Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Bruce M. Margolin Leading California Criminal Defense Attorney

Success Stories

People V. A.D. - Santa Monica Courthouse
• Possession for Sales and Transportation of Hash Oil
• Defendant charged with importing 100 condoms full of hash oil her suitcase, in a secret compartment.
• The luggage was in her name and she was found with the luggage receipt in her person.
• Attorney Bruce Margolin took case to Jury Trial
• VERDICT NOT GUILTY

People V. D.J. - LAX Courthouse
• Possession for Sales and Transportation of Marijuana
• Defendant was charged with exporting several pounds of marijuana and hundreds of vape pens, taken off airplane arrested and booked.
• CASE DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY SETTING

People V. D.J. - United States Federal Court
Possession for Sales of Heroin
Defendant charged with selling heroin to an informant while police supervised. Informant said he had made a purchase from the defendant and brought it to the DEA agent waiting outside.
Bruce Margolin took case to jury trial in front of Judge Real
• VERDICT NOT GUILTY

People V. G.N. - Malibu Courthouse
 – Case #CR10-205
• Possession for Sales and Transportation of Marijuana
• Defendant was stopped in a vehicle coming from Northern California. The cop smelled marijuana, searched the vehicle and seized 10 Pounds of Marijuana. Defendant stated that he and the Co-Defendant (passenger) had purchased it from “some guy in Humboldt” and that they were bringing it to Los Angeles to sell to a dispensary. Found with $600 Cash, the Co-Defendant told the cop that marijuana only costs $120 per ounce in Northern California, but goes for $400 per ounce in Los Angeles. Both Defendants were unemployed.
• CASE DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING on Medical Marijuana Defense, JUDGE ORDERED THE RETURN OF THE 10 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA

People V. C.R. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
• Receiving Stolen Property (PC 496)
• Defendant was charged with receiving stolen property, a Ford F-150 pickup truck. He had 10 prior convictions, for which he had already been to jail and served 2 prison terms.
• JUDGE AGREED TO GRANT DEFENDANT COMMUNITY SERVICE, A FINE & PROBATION INSTEAD OF THE 5 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE the District Attorney wanted to impose

People V. M.E. - Compton Courthouse
• Charged With 3 Counts Of Criminal Threats (PC 422)
• CASE DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING

People V. Z.E & D.L. - Burbank Courthouse
• Found In Possession Of $17,000 Cash, Marijuana and Hash, Charged With Transportation And Sales (H&S 11360)
• CASE DISMISSED In The Interest Of Justice, Medical Marijuana Defense Presented To District Attorney and MONEY RETURNED

People V. G.J. - Van Nuys Courthouse 
 – Case #13-016
• Cultivation Of Marijuana
• 190 plants; theft of electricity of 496 Penal Code over $9,000
• Defendant was accused of cultivation of hundreds of marijuana plants, facing up to 3 years and 8 months for the charges against her. She admitted her involvement but said she believed that it was legal. Unfortunately, there was no evidence to present that would have raised reasonable doubt as to her guilt in light of her statements and the fact that she lived at the location. However, Mr. Margolin was able to reach a plea agreement of reduction to a misdemeanor possession of marijuana, all other counts dismissed.
• The defendant was granted non-reporting summary probation on the condition that she perform 30 days of community service, NO JAIL TIME

People V. K.G. - LAX Courthouse
 – Case #CR12-184
Possession of Marijuana at the Airport Security Checkpoint
CASE DISMISSED

People V. D.M. - Mojave Courthouse
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
• Patient Collective of 42 Plants
• Cops looked through crack in fence after smelling marijuana
CASE DISMISSED AFTER FILING MOTION TO SUPPRESS & QUASH WARRANT FOR ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE

People V. S.E. - Van Nuys Courthouse
• Possession Of Marijuana For Sales and Edibles
• Client sold a pound of marijuana to a dispensary to which he belonged & gave himself an hourly wage of $35/hour to cultivate marijuana for his growing collective
CASE DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. D.V - Van Nuys Courthouse
• 14 Felony Counts; Conspiracy, Defrauding An Insurer, Insurance Fraud, To File False Or Forged Instrument With Bail Of $300,000
• Plea Negotiation to 2 Counts As Wobblers which are to be REDUCED TO MISDEMEANORS AND DISMISSED, 90 Days Community Service, NO JAIL TIME, NO FINE

People V. V.A. - Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse
• Charged with Possession For Sales of 1.5 Grams of Hash, 11 Ounces of Marijuana
• Found with $2,000 Cash, a Scale, Baggies, a 45 Semi-Automatic Pistol and 70 Rounds of Ammunition
CASE DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. T.A. - Lancaster Courthouse
 – Case #12-099
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
• Defendant was arrested, found in vehicle with 10 Large Bags of Marijuana. Officers also discovered several text messages on the defendant’s cell phone indicating that he was dealing marijuana to customers, as well as cash on his person.
• Defendant had been previously convicted in both San Diego for possession for sales in 1999 for which served 9 months and in Oakland for possession of a controlled substance in 2003, for which he server 3 years in state prison.
Community service, NO JAIL TIME

People V. S.N. - San Fernando Courthouse
 – Case #13-018
• Possession For Sales & Transportation Of Marijuana, Maintaining A Place Where Marijuana/Drugs Are Being Stored
15 pounds of Marijuana packaged in heat sealed packages transported from Willits Northern California
Pay and owe sheets (thousands of dollars described and strains with buyers identified)
Text messages found.
Case reduced to a “Wobbler” (maintaining a place where marijuana/drugs are being stored), NO JAIL TIME, charge to be REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR

People V. D.B. - LAX Courthouse
• Driving Under The Influence (VC 23152(A))
• Officers received a call regarding a major traffic collision. When arriving at the scene, the car was abandoned. After discovering who the driver of the vehicle was, the officers went to the defendant’s residence where he was found. The defendant had red and watery eyes, unsteady feet, and the strong distinct smell of alcohol emitted from his breath. The defendant also failed to perform the Field Sobriety Test, thus he was arrested for driving under the influence. In addition, the defendant was already on probation from a previous arrest.
• Judge agreed to Reinstate the Defendant's Probation

People V. D.M. - Metropolitan Courthouse
• Driving Under The Influence (VC 23152(A)), (VC 23152(b))
• Defendant was seen swerving between lanes on the US-101. Cops pulled over the vehicle and subjected the defendant to a sobriety test. The defendant was evidently under the influence of alcohol and chose a breath test with the results of .09/.09 BAC.
• Reduced to Reckless Driving

People V. C.F. - Torrance Courthouse
• Driving Under the Influence (VC 23152(A)(B))
• Officers responded to a call regarding suspicious activity; upon arrival, the officers saw a car with major traffic collision damage. The driver stated that he was driving home from a friend’s house when he fell asleep and crashed the vehicle. The driver had bloodshot eyes and the strong odor of alcohol emitted from his breath. After conducting the field sobriety test, the officers concluded that the defendant was driving under the influence of alcohol with BAC of .08% and .09%. Defendant was under 21.
• Defendant was placed on Summary Probation, NO JAIL TIME

People V. P.A. - Riverside Courthouse
• Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale (H&S 11351)
• An officer asked the defendant if he could speak with her and verify that she did not have anything illegal inside of her bag. After detaining her and searching her person, the officer retrieved a small bundle of heroin from her bag and an additional two bundles from her right front pocket. Officers then transported the defendant to her residence, searched her home and found additional heroin and items consistent with drug sales. The defendant was charged with possessing heroin for sale and for the transportation of heroin.
• CASE DISMISSED, Motion to Suppress was Granted; People filed Appeal and it was Granted, we are Appealing Again

People V. E.L. - Pasadena Courthouse
• Probation Violation
• Defendant had six priors all in LA County and faced multiple years in prison. Officers with the D.A. to strike all priors if the defendant did not violate the terms of his probation. While on probation the defendant tested positive for drugs, potentially resulting in a two year prison sentence.
• Judge Agreed to Not Impose the Two Year Prison Sentence, PROBATION REINSTATED on the Same Terms and Conditions

People V. D.G. - Hollywood Courthouse
• Battery Against Hollywood Bowl Employee
• CASE DISMISSED at City Attorney Hearing

People V. D.S. - Beverly Hills Courthouse
• Multiple Controlled Substance Without Valid Prescription
• CASE DISMISSED by Intensive Attendance To Counseling

People V. D.D. - Beverly Hills Courthouse
• Grand Theft Auto, Defendant Alleged to have Failed to Return Rented Vehicle
• CASE DISMISSED by Civil Compromise, 40 Hours of Community Service 

People V. J.H. - San Bernardino Courthouse
• Resisting Arrest by Use Of Force
• Reduced To An Infraction, Disturbing The Peace, NO JAIL TIME

People V. R.M. - Lancaster Courthouse
• Evading The Police, Reckless Driving
• Reduced To An Infraction, $150.00 Fine and No Probation 

People V. L.M. - San Fernando Courthouse
• DUI
• CASE REJECTED By City Attorney’s Office

People V. P.R. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
• Possession Of Methamphetamine (Scale, Baggies and Pay/Owe Sheets)
• Defense Granted Motion To Dismiss as we Refused To Waive Time, People Unable To Proceed, CASE DISMISSED

People V. G.A. - San Fernando Courthouse
• Possession Of A Firearm Warrant, (Seized Approximately 21 Plants Indoors, 9 Plants Outdoors, $540.00 and Scale)
• PROSECUTION REJECTED By District Attorney’s Office after Our Attorney Sent Letter to DA Requesting Rejection

People V. B.P. - Hollywood Courthouse
• Under The Influence Of Narcotics, Mandatory Statutory Requirement of 90 Days
• Reduced To Drunk In Public, AA Meetings, NO JAIL TIME

People V. B.D. - LAX Courthouse
• Possession For Sales (H&S 11359), Text Messages Confirmed Sales
• SALES COUNT DISMISSED, Reduced to a Wobbler/Misdemeanor, Community Service

People V. P.J. - LAX Courthouse
• Charged with Domestic Violence (PC 273.5) and Threatening A Witness (PC 422)
• CASE DISMISSED, Motion to Dismiss Granted on Insufficient Evidence

People V. M.E. - Van Nuys Courthouse
• 2 Counts of Prohibited Person In Possession Of A Firearm and Probation Violation (PC 12200)
• Charge Reduced To Trespassing, NO JAIL, No Fines, Probation Reinstated

People V. H.K. - Westminster Courthouse
• Possession Of A Deadly Weapon (PC 12021)
• CASE REJECTED By District Attorney’s Office

People V. C.H. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
• Probation Violation, Failure To Report
• PROBATION REINSTATED

People V. O.O. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
• Accused Of Stealing From Department Store, Charged With Petty Theft (PC 484)
• Charged Reduced To Disturbing The Peace, Infraction

People V. D.W. - San Fernando Courthouse
• House Searched On Warrant, Found With 280 Plants, Charged With Cultivation, Possession For Sales Of Marijuana and Utility Theft (H&S 11359 and 11360)
• Pled To Theft Of Utilities Only, Allowed To Use Medical Marijuana While On Probation

People V. K.M. - Van Nuys Courthouse
• Charged With Cultivation and Possession For Sales Of Marijuana (H&S 11358 and 11359)
• Negotiated Offer To Accessory After The Fact, which is a Non-Deportable Offense (Subject to Review)

People V. C.C. - Long Beach Courthouse
• Arrested For DUI and Possession Of Cocaine
• CASE DISMISSED Upon Completion Of DEJ

People V. R.M. - Hollywood Courthouse
• Possession Of Tear Gas, Over 2.5 Ounces
• Pled To Infraction, 5 Days of HBT In Lieu Of A Misdemeanor Charge

People V. W.M - Citrus Courthouse
• Possession Of Methamphetamine (1.21 Grams)
• Diversion Granted, Prop 36 Program

People V. J.D. - Van Nuys Courthouse
• Driving Under The Influence, (Found Vicodin Pills and Less Than An Ounce Of Marijuana)
• Pled To A Wet & Reckless, Granted DEJ and Count 2 Possession Of Vicodin DISMISSED After Proof Of Prescription

People V. V.N. - Alhambra Courthouse
• Warrant Investigation, Cocaine Found In Pocket
• DEJ DISMISSAL

People V. C.E. - Riverside Courthouse
• DUI (VC 32152 (A)(B))
• CASE DISMISSED On Serna Motion Granted For Lack Of Speedy Prosecution

People V. V.J. - Torrance Courthouse
• Arrested For DUI (VC 23152) And Refusing Tests
• No Loss Of License, Reduced To Dry Non-Priorable Reckless Driving, NO JAIL TIME

People V. L.M. - Torrance Courthouse
• Charged With Possession Of Cocaine And Paraphernalia (H&S 11350)
• CASE DISMISSED In The Interest Of Justice

People V. S.E. - Van Nuys Courthouse
 – Case #13-048
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (Marijuana)
Defendant was stopped as he drove through a checkpoint. Police report alleges that the vehicle smelled of burnt marijuana. Defendant made several statements stating that he had recently smoked marijuana.
Case REDUCED to an Exhibition of Speed

People V. V.C - Los Angeles Metropolitan Courthouse
 – Case #13-059
Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana
Client pulled over for DUI investigation. Client admitted to smoking Marijuana within the previous hour, blood test confirmed the client had THC in his system.
REDUCED to Exhibition of Speed

People V. R.B - Glendale Courthouse
 – Case #12-153
DUI
Over .08 Blood alcohol
CHARGE DISMISSED, Reduced to Reckless Driving

People V. N.B - Malibu Courthouse
 – Case #12-144
DUI
REDUCED to a Dry & Reckless

People V. B.A - Torrance Courthouse
 – Case #CR 12-035
DUI
Wrote a detailed letter to the filing Deputy, CASE REJECTED

People V. S.S - El Monte Courthouse
Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
• SALES CHARGE DROPPED, Defendant pled to Cultivation Only (H&S 11358); NO JAIL TIME, 30 days community service

People V. R.J. - Newhall Courthouse
 – Case #CR 13-017
Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
Defendant had a valid and current medical marijuana recommendation at the time of arrest
CASE DISMISSED in the “interest of justice” pursuant to penal code §1385

People V. A.P. - Pasadena Courthouse
 – Case #CR 13-044
Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
Defendant was allegedly parked on a residential street smoking concentrated cannabis, then arrested and charged with possession of concentrated cannabis.
Despite the District Attorney’s strong objection Mr. Margolin and associates convinced the Honorable Judge to dismiss the case in the “interest of justice” (Penal Code §1385).
CASE DISMISSED

People V. N.S. - San Fernando Courthouse
 – Case #CR 12-213
Possession For Sales & Transportation Of Marijuana
10 pounds of marijuana being transported from Northern California.
Police seized a cell phone that involved multiple sales related text messages.
Case reduced to a “Wobbler” (Maintaining a place where marijuana/drugs are being stored),
NO JAIL TIME, NO COMMUNITY SERVICE, charged REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR after 12 successful months of probation

People V. M.A. - LAX Courthouse
 – Case #13-092
Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana and Concentrated Cannabis
Officers received an anonymous phone call from a neighbor complaining about the smell of marijuana
• When the cops arrived on scene, the client’s roommate answered the door and allowed officers to enter the home and also gave consent to search the backyard where officers found indoors a sophisticated grow operation with 90 mature marijuana plants and an outdoor grow operation in which there were 135 mature marijuana plants; 40 additional pounds of dried marijuana and several ounces of concentrated cannabis.
PLED TO SIMPLE POSSESSION of concentrated cannabis; ALL OTHER CHARGES DISMISSED, 45 days community service

People V. S.K. - Pomona Courthouse
 – Case #13-049
Possession For Sales Of Marijuana 
Neighbor called the cops due to marijuana odor, police arrived and searched the house
• Found 2 Pounds of Marijuana
30 Days Cal-Trans

People V. F.R. - Murrieta Courthouse 
 – Case #10-292
Possession For Sales Of Marijuana, Child Endangerment, Possession of a Firearm
Officers searched client’s home and found 440 pounds of marijuana throughout the house; client & family members made incriminating statements
Reached disposition with DA, COUNTS 1 & 2 DISMISSED

People V. S.S. - El Monte Courthouse
Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
NO JAIL TIME, 30 days community service

People V. A.A. - Rancho Cucamonga
 – Case #12-041
Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
• Client found with 191 mature marijuana plants, approximately 4.2 Pounds of dried cultivated marijuana and 5 samples from the marijuana plants
Co-defendant was also arrested with $12,000 on his person plus additional 15 pounds of dried cultivated marijuana
REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR (Simple Possession of Marijuana), $500 fine

People V. A.V. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
 – Case #12-098
Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
Defendant was arrested for purchasing marijuana and reselling to an undercover cop
Reduced to a “Wobbler”, 45 days of Cal-Trans, NO JAIL TIME

People V. A.T. - Murrieta Courthouse
 – Case #11-295
Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
PLED TO A MISDEMEANOR (possession of less than 30 grams)

People V. A.R. - Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse
 – Case #CR 11-267
Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
Client was found in possession of Packing Materials and Digital Scale
• CASE DISMISSED

People V. B.D. - Van Nuys Courthouse
 – Case #CR 12-037
Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
Wrote a detailed letter to the filing deputy involving hundreds of marijuana plants seized at warehouse
• Prosecution rejected pre-arraignment, DISMISSED ON THE COLLECTIVE DEFENSE

People V. M.R. - LAX Courthouse
Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
Defendant was charged with possession for sale for allegedly selling marijuana to an undercover police officer
Case reduced to a “Wobbler” of Simple Possession (H&S 11357(a)), NO JAIL TIME, 30 days community service, charge to be REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR after 18 months of successful probation

People V. V.J. - Lancaster Courthouse
 – Case #13-090
Possession For Sales & Transportation Of Marijuana
Client was pulled over on the side of the road. Cop pulled up behind him and pulled him out of the vehicle, proceeded to search the vehicle and found over 1 Pound of Marijuana and a Scale.
The officer went through the client’s cell phone and found incriminating messages, client made incriminating statements
Client was convicted of the same 2 felonies less than a year before; Client was not able to medicate while on probation
Our office requested a hearing in which we had the doctor testify client’s need to medicate
• CASE REDUCED to a “Wobbler”, 30 days community service, 3 years probation & ALLOWED TO POSSESS UP TO 1 OUNCE OF MARIJUANA WHILE ON PROBATION

People V. A.C. - Lancaster Courthouse
 – Case #13-046
Possession For Sales & Transportation Of Marijuana
Client was pulled over in vehicle. Officers smelled marijuana and searched the client and client’s vehicle and found 8 ounces of marijuana; officers also searched client’s cell phone and found multiple incriminating text messages.
Case reduced to a “wobbler”, NO JAIL TIME, 30 days community service

People V. P.J. - San Fernando Courthouse
Possession For Sales & Transportation Of Marijuana
Defendant was charged with transporting of over 3 pounds of marijuana from Northern California on the I-5 interstate. Defendant made several incriminating sales related statements to law enforcement.
Case reduced to a “Wobbler” (H&S 11366.5 (Maintaining a place where marijuana/drugs are being stored))
NO JAIL TIME, charge to be reduced to a misdemeanor after 18 months probation, CASE DISMISSED

People V. F.D. - San Fernando Courthouse
 – Case #13-040
Possession For Sales & Transportation Of Marijuana
District Attorney agreed to instead charge defendant with maintaining a place where marijuana/drugs are being stored
35 days of Cal-Trans, CASE DISMISSED

People V. M.J - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
 – Case #12-057
Transportation Of A Controlled Substance
400 community service hours, NO TIME SERVED

People V. H.G. - Santa Ana Courthouse
 – Case #12-168
3 counts of Felony Insurance Fraud (staging an accident)
• Defendant had a past history of several other claims that were fraudulent.
Plea bargain agreement to one count wobbler to be reduced to a misdemeanor, NO JAIL TIME, restitution for costs of investigation

People V. B.J. - San Bernardino Courthouse
 – Case #13-104
Possession For Sales Of Methamphetamine, Causing a Fire (PC 452(b)) & Cultivation Of Marijuana
Client & co-defendant were manufacturing hash oil. While in the process of making the hash oil the house caught fire and caused significant damage to the structure, Client and co-defendant fled the scene
Client had previous outstanding warrant for 7 months, was found in foreign country and was extradited back
Defendant had a $1,000,000 bail and was facing multiple years in state prison
2 COUNTS DISMISSED; client pled to PC 452(b), 120 Days county jail, 3 years formal probation

People V. A.D. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
 – Case #12-214
Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance
NO JAIL TIME, 26 NA classes, CASE DISMISSED

People V. E.R. - Pasadena Courthouse
 – Case #13-072
Defendant was charged with Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance
NO JAIL TIME, community service, DEJ program

People V. D.J. - Downey Courthouse
 – Case #13-112
Possession of Methamphetamine Paraphernelia
Client was pulled over for broken brake light; cops pulled client out of car and conducted an extensive search of client and vehicle, officers found methamphetamine paraphernalia
• NO JAIL TIME, drug program involving NA meetings and after 6 months client can return for DISMISSAL

People V. M.M. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
 – Case #12-095
Defendant charged with Possession For Sales & Sales Of LSD To a Police Officer at a rock concert
Defendant had 4 Prior Felony Convictions and various Misdemeanor Convictions. District Attorney insisted on 2 years State Prison, and if charged and proved defendant would be ineligible for probation under the letter of the law. However, the judge agreed with Mr. Margolin’s argument which resulted in a plea agreement.
No time in custody, NO JAIL TIME, community service

People V. R.B. - Glendale Courthouse
 – Case #12-153
DUI, Over .08 BAC
• DUI CHARGE DISMISSED, reduced to reckless driving

People V. N.H. - Pasadena Courthouse
 – Case #11-272 
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana, 120 Plants
• Defendant had in his possession 22 Medical Recommendations and a Collective Agreement
CASE DISMISSED, Collective Defense

People V. V.K. - Beverly Hills Courthouse
 – Case #12-149
• Probation Violation
Defendant had been convicted in Orange County of a controlled substance charge, matter was transferred to Beverly Hills and the defendant failed to report to probation on various occasions. Bench warrant was issued, defendant arrested, then released on bond and then failed to provide the court and probation with current contact information.
PROBATION VIOLATION DISMISSED, probation reinstated with original conditions

People V. J.D. - Van Nuys Courthouse
 – Case #12-117
Driving Under the Influence Of Alcohol, Marijuana & 3 Different Presription Medications
DUI DISMISSED, reduced to reckless driving, $240.00 fine, 26 AA meeting & non-reporting summary probation

People V. M.R. - Norwalk Courthouse
 – Case #12-172
• Battery Resulting in Great Bodily Injury (GBI)
• Client got in a fight during a basketball game punched a guy several times from behind, broke the guy’s jaw
• Police interviewed all witnesses to confirm the allegations.
• Mr. Margolin convinced judge to allow client to serve 180 days county jail instead of 3 years state prison

People V. F.A. - Newport Beach Courthouse
 – Case #CR11-251
• Grand Theft and Second Degree Burglary
• NO JAIL TIME, informal diversion programclasses and community service, CASE DISMISSED

People V. L.J. - Hamford Courthouse
• Bringing Marijuana into a State Prison Facility
• Defendant found with marijuana in her purse and faced 3 to 4 years in jail
• Reduced to a Misdemeanor, $100 fine, NO PROBATION

People V. A.E. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
 – Case #12-142
• Possession For Sales Of A Controlled Substance, Parole Violation
• Defendant had a Prior Strike for Terrorist Threats, $18,000 Cash on his person and was on parole; District Attorney Proposed a 7 Year Jail Sentence
JUDGE AGREED TO STRIKE THE STIRKE and for DEFENDANT TO SERVE LESS THAN ONE YEAR

People V. R.C. - Pomona Courthouse
• Six Counts of Child Molestation
• Petition DISMISSED At Conclusion Of Trial

People V. W.J. - Torrance Courthouse
• 2 Counts Of Criminal Threats and Possession Of A Deadly Weapon
• CASE DISMISSED AT TRIAL, People Conceded That The Victims Were Not Telling The Truth

People V. C.K. - LAX Courthouse
• Kidnapping and Statutory Rape
• CASE DISMISSED, Motion For Factual Innocence Granted As Well As Motion To Destroy & Seal Arrest Records

People V. T.J. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
 – Case #12-170
Sales & Transportation Of Ecstasy & MDMA, approximately 1,000 hits
Client was the driver of the vehicle in which the Co-Defendant Made Arrangements To Sell 1000 hits of Ecstasy to a wired informant. The police set up the sale and the informant was wired.
Mr. Margolin through examination of the cop established that there was no sufficient basis to prove that our client was aware of the arrangement, even though he was the driver for over 100 miles from Lake Elsinore to Hollywood
Judge agreed, CASE DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING

People V. G.R. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
• Defendant found with $12,000 Cash on hand & a Quarter Pound of Marijuana
• Cops tried to detain, defendant ran
• Mr. Margolin’s MOTION TO SUPPRESS EVIDENCE GRANTED (1538 penal code) due to unlawful detention
• CASE DISMISSED DUE TO ILLEGAL SEARCH

People V. B.M. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
 – Case #10-371
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
3 Pounds of Marijuana
NOT GUILTY VERDICT ON BOTH FELONY COUNTS FOLLOWING JURY TRIAL

People V. H.H. - Santa Clarita Courthouse
• Probation Violation for Cultivating 21 Plants, Possession of 30 Ounces of Marijuana & Scale
CASE DISMISSED on Medical Marijuana Defense, PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

People V. G.B. - San Fernando Courthouse
 – Case #12-069
Probation Violation
Client had previous DUI conviction, blew .27 and was involved in an accident with injuries. Client plead to DUI, had to complete 3 month alcohol program, 208 AA meetings, 20 days Cal Trans, and client failed to complete any of the terms in plea deal. Client had a warrant for 9 years, and then contacted our office to handle the bench warrant. We appeared with the client in court where the court reinstated probation.
GOT RID OFF ALL 208 AA MEETINGS & CUT CAL-TRANS IN HALF

People V. O.H. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
 – Case #12-166
Possession For Sales & Transportation Of Marijuana
Client operated a store front collective in the Los Angeles area, the collective was under police surveillance for approximately 2 weeks. Undercover police officer purchased medicine from the collective which was the basis of a search warrant. 12 police officers and a narcotics unit executed the search warrant and seized medical marijuana, cash, scales, computers, scanners, & paperwork
Our office prepared a motion to quash and traverse the search warrant which greatly weakened the DA’s case
ALL FELONY COUNTS DISMISSED, client pled to 1 misdemeanor count, NO JAIL TIME

People V. K.J. - Riverside Courthouse
• Cultivation of Marijuana - 31 Plants, Possession Of A Semi-Automatic Gun & Child Endangerment
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. G.T. - LAX Courthouse
• Search Warrant For Possession Of Narcotics, Possession Of Several Guns, 3 Counts Of Having A Concealed Weapon On The Person and Possession Of A Deadly Weapon
• Summary Probation, 15 Days Cal-Trans, NO JAIL TIME

People V. G.J. - Burbank Courthouse
 – Case #12-130
• Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
Wrote a detailed letter to the filing deputy, CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. Y.A. - Inglewood Courthouse
 – Case #12-077
• Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. A.V. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
 – Case #CR12-098
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
Defendant was arrested for purchasing marijuana and reselling it to an undercover cop
Reduced to a wobbler, 45 days Cal Trans, NO JAIL TIME

People V. H.W. - San Fernando Courthouse
 – Case #12-120
• Possession For Sales Of A Controlled Substance & Marijuana
• 60 Tablets of Ecstasy, 10 Pounds of Marijuana & a Firearm found in defendant’s home
CASE REJECTED

People V. D.H. - Bellflower Courthouse
 – Case #12-000
• Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
• Defendant pulled over in vehicle for having expired tags, officer smelled marijuana
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. D.G. East Los Angeles Courthouse
 – Case #12-082 
• Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
• Defendant pulled over in vehicle for having a cracked windshield, officer smelled marijuana
• CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. M.P. - Glendale Courthouse
 – Case #CR12-024
• Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
• Sent detailed letter to the District Attorney’s Office in regards to dismissing the charges
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. M.A. - Central Arraignment Courthouse
 – Case #CR12-065
• Assault With A Deadly Weapon & Battery
• Defendant was accused by the alleged victim to have tried running him over with his car and then physically assaulting him.
Prosecution agreed to reduce the charges to disturbing the peace, NO JAIL TIME, NO FINES

People V. A.T. - Murrieta Courthouse
 – Case #11-295
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR simple possession of less that 30 grams

People V. A.R. - Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse
 – Case #CR11-267
• Possession for Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
• Defendant found in possession of packing materials and a digital scale
• CASE DISMISSED

People V. B.D. - Van Nuys Courthouse
 – Case #CR12-037
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
Hundreds of Marijuana Plants seized at warehouse
Wrote a detailed letter to the filing deputy, prosecution rejected the case pre-arraignment
• CHARGES DISMISSED, Collective Defense

People V. B.A. Torrance Courthouse
 – Case #CR12-035
• DUI
Wrote a detailed letter to the filing deputy, CASE REJECTED

People V. F.A. - Newport Beach Courthouse
 – Case #CR11-251
• Grand Theft & Second Degree Burglary
NO JAIL TIME, informal diversion program, classes & community service, CASE DISMISSED upon completion

People V. B.H. - Van Nuys Courthouse
 – Case #CR11-252
• Possession For Sales Of a Controlled Substance
• Scale, multiple packages & containers found in the defendant’s hotel room
• Plea agreement reached to reduce to a simple possession charge, defendant granted DEJ, CHARGES DISMISSED upon completion

People V. Z.P. - Bellflower Courthouse
 – Case #CR11-253
• Possession For Sales & Sales Of Marijuana
• Defendant was pulled over for speeding at 85 mph.
• Found with 19 Canisters of Marijuana in the vehicle (which were samples for dispensaries), $900 Cash and 3 Cell Phones
• CASE REJECTED after our office provided the District Attorney’s office with documentation of the defendant’s collective

People V. M.L. - Pomona Courthouse
 – Case #CR12-046
• Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. M.S. - LAX Courthouse
 – Case #CR11-073
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
Defendant had 9 Ounces of marijuana & a Scale in the vehicle
• CASE DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING, upon Mr. Margolin’s objection to the police officer’s lack of expertise on medical marijuana charges

People V. T.B. & D.I. - Torrance Courthouse
 – Case #CR10-019
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
• Defendants had 1,100 Plants, Money, a Money Counter, a Shotgun, 2 Scales & a Heat Sealer
Plea bargain REDUCED BOTH DEFENDANTS’ CHARGES FROM SEVERAL FELONIES TO A MISDEMEANOR (PC 32 accessory after the fact). $5,000 fine, non reporting summary probation, NO JAIL TIME and records to be expunged

People V. L.A. - Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse
 – Case #FWY-110-1467
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana, Grand Theft of Electricity
• Over 700 Plants, $250,000 Bail
Felony possession for sales & cultivation reduced to a wobbler of maintaining a place, immediate release at time of plea (10 days time served) and  REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR upon completion of probation

People V. E.J. - Santa Clarita Courthouse
 – Case #PA-067-714
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
• Defendant admitted to selling to his friends, per the police report
• FELONY POSSESSION FOR SALES DISMISSED, reduced to a misdemeanor for simple possession of hash, community service, NO JAIL TIME and client allowed to use medical marijuana while on probation  

People V. C.J. - LAX Courthouse
 – Case #SA-076-233
Sales of Marijuana to a Police Officer
Defendant had a prior offense in New Jersey
REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR possession, 5 days community service, NO JAIL TIME

People V. M.J. - Burbank Courthouse
 – Case #CR10-500
Possession For Sales Of Marijuana 
CASE DISMISSED on defense, denial of right to a speedy trial

People V. S.R. - Ventura Courthouse
 – Case #CR10-314
• Possession For Sales & Transportation Of Marijuana
• Defendant met with undercover cop. After several telephone calls, defendant agreed to meet and was busted with 1¼ Pounds in the vehicle. Per the officer, defendant had admitted that he was expecting to make a $300 profit for providing the marijuana. Defendant believed he was meeting his friend who had a medical marijuana delivery service.
• Mr. Margolin argued that the law is confusing and the equities should not subject the defendant to jail time. Judge agreed with Mr. Margolin despite the District Attorney’s objection (for the first time on a similar case in her long career as a judge)
Defendant granted house arrest, NO JAIL TIME

People V. L.J. - Pasadena Courthouse
 – Case #GA-080-914
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana, 80 Plants
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. C.R. - Malibu Courthouse
 – Case #SA-073-994
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
Found with 48 Plants, $3,000 Cash on hand
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. I.A. - El Monte Courthouse
 – Case #1-RIO-1552
• Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. M.T. - Van Nuys Courthouse
 – Case #10-489
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana & Probation Violation
Defendant had 6 Pounds in the car while on probation
NA meetings, DEJ DISMISSAL

People V. B.D. - LAX Courthouse
 – Case #10-153
• Possession For Sales & Transportation Of Marijuana
Defendant had 3 Pounds Of Marijuana In The Vehicle as well as a Prior Prison Term For A Controlled Substance
Plea bargain, NO JAIL TIME

People V. H.S. - Victorville Courthouse
 – Case #FVI-100-1790
Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana, 40 Plants
Mr. Margolin convinced the District Attorney to drop all charges before preliminary hearing
CASE DISMISSED, Collective Affirmative Defense

People V. H.B. - Beverly Hills Courthouse
 – Case #11-020
• Possession For Sales & Transportation Of Marijuana
Defendant had 2.5 Pounds of Marijuana in the car
• CASE DISMISSED per motion of the District Attorney upon presentation of the mobile delivery service collective paperwork

People V. W.G. - Ukiah Courthouse
 – Case #10-025
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana And A Firearm
Over 100 PLANTS
Reduced to a misdemeanor, NO JAIL TIME, 100 hours community service, non-reporting probation

People V. J.E. - Torrance Courthouse
 – Case #10-025
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
Defendant had 3 Pounds of Marijuana, as well as a Prior Conviction For Sales Of Ecstasy
REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR

People V. H.R. - Whittier Courthouse
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana And A Firearm
• Defendant busted in his car
Cops went to defendant’s hotel room, seized Substantial Amounts of Marijuana & Allegedly Illegal Guns
District Attorney’s Office agreed to not pursue charges after Mr. Margolin’s Office sent a letter describing the Illegality Of The Search prior to arraignment
REJECTED, CASE DISMISSED 

People V. W.A. - Riverside Courthouse
 –  Case #10-479
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
Defendant charges with 300 Pounds of Marijuana after having Bought From The Cops
WRIT TO THE COURT OF APPEAL GRANTED to require in court hearing to produce informant

People V. W.M. - LAX Courthouse
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
8 Pounds of Marijuana, more than $50,000 Worth of Transactions in Pay/Owe Sheets
PLEA BARGAINED TO A MISDEMEANOR (PC 32), 12 months summary NON REPORTING PROBATION, 15 days of beach cleanup

People V. E.S. - LAX Courthouse
 – Case #134-6163
• Transportation Of Marijuana
Attorney had defendant bring many members of the collective into court and write declarations in support of the collective defense
CASE DISMISSED

People V. K.K. - Van Nuys Courthouse 
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
• Dispensary
Wobbler REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR and upon completion of community service & payment of fine DISMISSED

People V. J.R. - Santa Rosa Courthouse
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
• 60 Pounds 
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. S.C. - Burbank Courthouse
• Possession Of Marijuana At Burbank Airport
• Case REDUCED TO AN INFRACTION (not a misdemeanor) and disturbing the peace (NON-NARCOTIC OFFENSE)

People V. P.M. - San Fernando Courthouse
• Possession of Marijuana, Less than an Ounce
CASE DISMISSED

People V. L.D. - San Fernando Courthouse
• Cultivation Of Marijuana, more than 30 Plants
CASE DISMISSED on motion to suppress the use of a ladder to look over fence

People V. M.K. - San Bernardino Courthouse
• Possession of Marijuana
Case settled for speeding ticket

People V. G.P. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana, 500 Plants
Pled to cultivation charge, 5 years formal probation, 30 days Cal-Trans & NO JAIL TIME

People V. F.K. - Burbank Courthouse
• Possession of Hash & Marijuana
CASE DISMISSED on Medical Marijuana Defense after medical records were subpoenaed to the court

People V. D.G. - Riverside Courthouse
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
• Warehouse Full of Marijuana
CASE DISMISSED upon completion of drug program

People V. V.N. - LAX Courthouse
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana, 48 Plants
• Found with 2.5 Pounds of Marijuana, Seeds, $432 Cash & a Handgun
Probation with NO JAIL TIME, to be reduced to a misdemeanor possession charge after 24 months and completion of community service

People V. A.J. - Malibu Courthouse
• Possession of Over An Ounce of Hash
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. L.C. - Murrieta Courthouse
• Probation Violation for Use of Medical Marijuana
VIOLATION DISMISSED by the court, PROBATION DEPARTMENT INSTRUCTED TO CHANGE THEIR POLICY AND TO NO LONGER VIOLATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS

People V. H.D. - Newport Beach Courthouse
• Possession of Marijuana
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. A.V. - Alhambra Courthouse
• Felony Possession Of Hash, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana in a Vehicle
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. L.D. - Modesto Courthouse
• Cultivation Of Marijuana, 35 Plants inside grow house, Non-Medical
CASE DISMISSED, DEJ granted

People V. P.J. - Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building
• Charged with Sales of Marijuana to a Police Officer
• Police Officer made contact through Craigslist
Court agreed to 30 days community service at any Non-Profit except dispensaries, NO DRUG TESTING, NO JAIL TIME and CAN CONTINUE TO USE MEDICAL MARIJUANA WHILE ON PROBATION

People V. H.G. - LAX Courthouse
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana, 35 Pounds including 20 Pounds Dried
DISTRICT ATTORNEY UNABLE TO PROCEED after given evidence of legal pre-arrest collective, 35 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA RETURNED TO THE DEFENDANT

People V. C.A. - Van Nuys Courthouse
• Transportation & Possession For Sales Of THC Butter
Defendant allegedly made admissions regarding his intent to sell numerous jars of butter containing THC to marijuana dispensary
Defendant’s CASE DISMISSED after completing drug classes

People V. G.A. - San Fernando Courthouse
• Possession Of A Firearm Warrant
• Seized approximately 21 Plants Indoors, 9 Plants Outdoors, $540 Cash and a Scale
PROSECUTION REJECTED by the District Attorney’s Office

People V. D.M. - Lancaster Courthouse
• Marijuana DUI
• Prosecution unable to convict before a hung jury, CASE DISMISSED

People V. S.K. - Van Nuys Courthouse
• Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. J.J. - Santa Clarita Courthouse
• Marijuana DUI and High Levels of Metabolites
• Despite the high levels of marijuana metabolites, NEGOTIATED DISMISSAL OF DUI, plea bargain of dry & reckless non-priorable offense

People V. H.R. - Van Nuys Courthouse
• Possession For Sales Of Hash
Hash count DISMISSED – 1538.5 MOTION TO SUPPRESS EVIDENCE ON ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE GRANTED

People V. B.P. - Hollywood Courthouse
• Under The Influence of Narcotics, mandatory statutory requirement of 90 days
Reduced to drunk in public, AA meetings, NO JAIL TIME

People V. S.R. - Riverside Courthouse
• Possession For Sales & Cultivation Of Marijuana
• Jury Trial Defense, HUNG JURY, prosecution failed to convict

People V. D.T. - Beverly Hills Courthouse
• Possession of Hash & Marijuana
CASE DISMISSED based on AG guidelines

People V. P.N. - Van Nuys Courthouse
• Transportation & Possession For Sales Of Marijuana
PLEA BARGAINED TO MISDEMEANOR possession of less than an ounce, DEJ GRANTED & CASE DISMISSED

People V. J.L. - Mojave Courthouse
• Possession of 22 Plants of Marijuana
CASE DISMISSED BEFORE PRELIMINARY HEARING after successful presentation of defense to District Attorney

People V. N.H. - Barstow Courthouse
• DUI With A Prior, Possession of Marijuana & Ecstasy
Formal Diversion Granted

People V. M.R. - Long Beach Courthouse
• 11 Felony Counts of Possession Of A Controlled Substance For Sales
• Prosecution argued that the 11 felony counts had already been pled
PROBATION MODIFIED at formal probation modification hearing TO ALLOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE

People V. S.M. - Lancaster Courthouse
• Possession Of Marijuana For Sales 
• Found with 11 Pounds of Marijuana and $8,000 Cash
Pled to 11357(A), eligible for MISDEMEANOR and SUMMARY PROBATION

People V. J.D. - Van Nuys Courthouse
Driving Under The Influence, found in Possession of Vicodin Pills & less than an ounce of Marijuana
Pled to a wet & reckless, GRANTED DEJ and count 2 possession of Vicodin  DISMISSED after proof of prescription

People V. H.C. - Pomona Courthouse
 – Case #11-206
Possession For Sales Of a Controlled Substance H&S 11378 (steroids)
Police officers executed search warrant on clients home; client was not present; Police officers seized over $90,000 in cash and multiple steroid ingredients; Court issued an arrest warrant; Client then retained our office and was surrendered in court. Client was facing several years jail time.
Client pled out and only received 30 days Cal-Trans

People V. B.G - Pasadena Courthouse
 – Case #13-077
Possession of Hash & Driving on a Suspended License
Client had a warrant for her arrest for petty theft. Client was pulled over, vehicle, client, and passenger were searched
Cops found concentrated cannabis and cocaine, client was arrested
CASE DISMISSED

People V. G.K. - Santa Barbara Courthouse
 – Case #13-086
Possession of Hash
Client was camping with friends at a state beach in Santa Barbara. Park rangers reported to camp site due to loud noise, client had in possession pipe & hash. Park rangers cited client for possession of has as a felony.
Felony REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR, client to attend classes, EARNED DISMISSAL

People V. M.L. - Pomona Courthouse
 – Case #CR12-046
Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. A.H. - LAX Courthouse
 – Case #12-165
Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
Wrote a detailed letter to the filing deputy
CASE REJECTED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. M.R. - Torrance Courthouse
 – Case #12-180
Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
Wrote a detailed letter to the filing deputy
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. M.E. - Pasadena Courthouse
 – Case #12-185
Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
Wrote a detailed letter to the filing deputy
CASE DISMISSED, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. L.J. - Burbank Courthouse
 – Case #12-211
Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
Wrote a detailed letter to the filing deputy
CASE DISMISSED, after providing the court with notarized recommendation, Medical Marijuana Defense

People V. S.J. - Westminster Courthouse
 – Case #13 -051
Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
Defendant pulled over, searched, & arrested. Officers found Marijuana and concentrated cannabis (wax, hash)
Defendant made incriminating statements and had an expired recommendation
Orange County DA’s office charged client with a felony H&S 11357(a)
CASE DISMISSED
 
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