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Medical Marijuana: How to Avoid an Arrest

Recently, many states opted to allow patients to use medicinal marijuana as a treatment for several medical conditions. However, it is still possible to incur serious criminal penalties if this medicine is misused, abused or handled inappropriately. Knowing the specific laws and statutes regarding medicinal marijuana use in a particular area is an essential part of using this medicine safely…read more →

Can you get a DUI with Medical Marijuana Card in Arizona?

In this short video, David Cantor explains how you can get a DUI with a Medical Marijuana Card: Currently, the State of Arizona is reviewing how they deal with marijuana or drug DUI arrests. To answer the question: Can I get a DUI in Arizona if I have a Medical Marijuana Card? Yes. The reason you can is because of…read more →

What is a Dangerous Drug charge in Arizona?

A Dangerous Drug normally means any prescription narcotic or any other drug which is not marijuana. Most often this is methamphetamine, cocaine, or some type of prescription for either a pain killer or an antidepressant. Possible Punishment for Possession or Use of a Dangerous Drug A violation of this section is a class four (4) felony. If the drug is…read more →

Kiwi’s jailed for minor drug offenses in high numbers

It appears more and more that the War on Drugs is playing out as a worldwide failure. As we in the US have already been experiencing over the last few decades so is New Zealand. A recent study shows that a significant amount of court time is being spent on minor drug offenses which is slowing the entire system down…read more →

Mexico changes drug war focus will now target trafficking

In 7 years the number of drug cartels operating in Mexico has risen from 10 to 80. President Enrique Pena Nieto says he wants to go after crime associated with drug trafficking instead of taking down crime bosses: http://www.npr.org/2013/01/01/168393844/mexicos-new-president-changes-drug-trafficking-tactics

12 Steps to Select a Criminal Defense Attorney

Finding a criminal defense lawyer that will aggressively defend your case can be difficult. When interviewing potential criminal lawyers there are some elements that you should be aware of and how to ask the right questions. We’ve put together a list of 12 things that should help you in your quest to find expert criminal defense. Choose an attorney who…read more →

Common Defenses for Possession of Marijuana in Arizona

This is a Guest Post from the Rosenblum Law Firm. Getting arrested for Marijuana possession can get you in a lot of hot water.  Most marijuana possession cases are considered felonies and carry heavy fines and most often jail time.  The good news is that since it is one of the most common of all drug offenses, lawyers have a…read more →

What is a Dangerous Drug violation in Arizona?

In this short video, David Cantor explains what a Dangerous Drug charge is in the State of Arizona: In Arizona, a Dangerous Drug is considered to be any prescription drug, or any other drug that is not marijuana. The most popular drugs in the category include: methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, crack cocaine, among other drugs. If you would like more information…read more →

Mass. Chemist disgraced in lab scandal facing indictments soon

We have talked about this story a number of times where a Chemist in a Massachusetts Crime lab was discovered to be lying about her background and for tampering with evidence in drug cases. Now it looks like indictments are coming soon as the Attorney Generals office has filed motions for pre-trial hearing. Annie Dookhan was charged in September with obstruction…read more →

Seattle Prosecutor dismisses all misdemeanor marijuana cases

The recent passage of Initiative 502 makes recreational use of marijuana is now legal under Washington State Law. While the law is still not yet in effect county prosecutors are already taking action in preparation of the legal changes. Most notably King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg has dismissed all misdemeanor marijuana cases: Taking action following Tuesday’s landmark vote on marijuana legalization, Satterberg…read more →

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