Month: December 2013

Felony Assault Weapon and Marijuana Cultivation Charges Reduced and Dismissed

People v. WR (2013, LAX Court):

The police barged into our  client’s home and discovered multiple grow rooms and stored weapons, including one identified as an illegal assault weapon. Our client is involved in the security industry and a medical marijuana patient. He couldn’t afford to lose his license to protect other people or his legal supply of medication. However, the DA insisted on on a felony weapons charge (Pen. Code 30605(a)) that would prohibit our client from owning a weapon for 10 years and a felony possession for sale charge that could have wrecked his life.

Allison Margolin put on a vigorous defense before trial, demonstrating that the client was legally growing marijuana for his personal use and believed the weapon was legal when he obtained it. The judge dismissed the marijuana charge after a preliminary hearing, and the DA was negotiated down to a misdemeanor weapons charge.