Identity Thief Goes to Rehab

People v. ID Theft (2013) Client was arrested for Identity Theft. Client had a previous strike, increasing his exposure to prison time. In this case, Client was facing 10 years. He was originally offered two years of county jail. Margolin & Lawrence successfully negotiated a deal where Client would be released from county jail and placed in a rehabilitation center…

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Hung Jury Where Client Sold Marijuana to an Undercover Officer

People v. R (2012) -Alhambra Client was operating a mobile dispensary in the San Gabriel Valley and was contacted by an undercover police officer. The officer claimed that he was a medical marijuana patient throughout the transaction but had failed to give his recommendation the client. When the police officer approached the client for the exchange, the Client felt pressured…

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HUNG JURY – Domestic Violence Case

People v. GV (2013) – West Covina Courthouse Client was caught in an altercation with his baby’s mother’s family during a custody exchange. Client fought with the baby’s mother’s brother leading to a criminal battery case. Client was seen on tape by police dash cam footage being beaten by the brother as police officers arrived. At the conclusion of the…

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Professor v. Cal. State Los Angeles

Professor v. Cal. State Our client is distinguished white, female professor at Cal. State Los Angeles. In a rare occurrence of reverse discrimination, our client was being paid substantially less than male and ethnic peers in her ethnic studies department. Through rigorous litigation, Margolin & Lawrence was able to negotiate a settlement that would give our client damages equal to…

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Allison B. Margolin quoted in ABA Journal

On September 1 ,2012, Allison B. Margolin was featured by the American Bar Association: A Dope Niche: With State Law Changes, It’s Pot That’s Hot. Full text reproduced below, original article by G.M. Filisko for the American Bar Association. W. Michael Walz calls himself a pot lawyer. But he doesn’t represent drug dealers—and there’s a difference. “I don’t defend people…

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Client Receives ALL Marijuana and Grow Equipment Seized After Dismissal

People v. J.K. (2012) LAX Police officers arrested Client after seizing multiple pounds of medical marijuana and grow equipment. At the preliminary hearing, Margolin and Lawrence partner J. Raza Lawrence successfully argued a medical marijuana defense. Client was cultivating for numerous collective members all with valid doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana. The Court found that there was no probable cause…

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