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Sacramento Drug Defense Attorney Talks About Recent Court of Appeals Decision on Hash‏

Published: Jan 29, 2019

On January 15, 2015, the California Court of Appeals found that concentrated cannabis (hash) was covered under the Compassionate Use Act.  The defendant was charged with possession of concentrated cannabis, and his defense was that he had a right to use...

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Sacramento Drug Possession Attorney Talks About Search and Seizure

Published: Jan 21, 2019

In the recent case of People v. Mackey a California Court of Appeals affirmed a 1996 case decision that said the police must get a search warrant from a Judge before they can put a GPS tracking device on a car. In this case the police tracked a...

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Ignorance Of The Law Is No Excuse – Unless You Are A Cop

Published: Jan 6, 2019

As you well know, ignorance of the law is no excuse.  According to the U.S. Supreme Court, the exception is if you are a police officer.  In the recent case of Helen vs. North Carolina, a police officer stopped a car because it had one burnt out...

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No More Post-Arrest DNA Sampling – Sacramento Felony Attorney‏

Published: Dec 11, 2018

Portions of the DNA Forensic Data Base Act of 1998, which requires that a DNA sample be taken from all adults that are arrested or charged with any felony offense immediately after arrest, violates the Search and Seizure Clause of the California...

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Cell Phone Use for GPS is Legal

Published: Dec 2, 2018

A recent California Court of Appeals case has just decided that it is not illegal to hold and use a cellphone as a navigational device while driving.  Cell phone use as a navigational tool is very common. In People v. Spriggs, the Court stated that the...

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Sacramento Criminal Defense Attorney Talks About Proposition 47‏

Published: Dec 2, 2018

What is Proposition 47 The people of the State of California have spoken loud and clear in the last election that they do not want minor crimes prosecuted as felonies.  Proposition 47, passed overwhelmingly, has reduced many former felony crimes to a...

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