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Proposition 47

On November 4, 2014, the voters of California passed Proposition 47 which now requires a misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for some drug and property offenses. The new law is inapplicable to ...
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Expungement- Do I have to tell?

An expungement provides that the court shall set aside the verdict of guilty and dismiss the accusations or information against the defendant; thereafter, the individual "shall be released from ...
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2 Chainz Arrested for Possession

Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested for possession of marijuana and Promethazine, an antipsychotic drug used to make "sizzurp" or "purple drank" at the Los Angeles International Airport ...
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Where to Serve Subpoenas on Los Angeles Sherrif's Department

It can be confusing to navigate filing a subpoena. At Diamond & Associates, our legal team is available to answer questions and guide you through whatever you face. Our Los Angeles criminal ...
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California Jail Credits

Time Served Credits in California. Before January 25, 2012, a defendant received 50% credits meaning 2 days for every 4 served. Effective January 25, 2010, a defendant gets 100% credits, meaning 4 ...
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What is Medical Marijuana

What is Medical Marijuana? In California, SB 420 recognizes all patients' rights listed in Proposition 215 and codified in Health and Safety Code section 11362.71. The California laws do not trump ...
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Theft Crimes

Many people ask what the difference is between robbery and burglary. In California, these two charges have some similarities, but not many. Penal Code section 459 defines burglary. Any individual that ...
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Medical Marijuana

If you are asserting a medical marijuana defense, you must ensure that the prosecution uses a medical marijuana expert. Most peace officers are NOT trained to recognized medical marijuana use. ...
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Knowing the Rights of Medical Marijuana Patients

Diamond & Associates encounters many clients who are surprised when they are arrested for possession of marijuana despite the fact that they are in the possession of a valid medical marijuana ...
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The Trend of Legal Drugs

Miley Cyrus' recent bong controversy has propelled the legal drug "salvia" into the spotlight. Salvia is a legal, undetectable natural herb that induces psychedelic effects. Another ...
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Anna Nicole Smith Drug Charges

Three have been charged in a conspiracy case that alleges misuse of drug prescriptions. Anna Nicole Smith's psychiatrist recently surrendered to authorities in Los Angeles on charges that she ...
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Medical Marijuana Tax?

Recently, the government has started to consider the potential value to placing a tax on marijuana, which is already lawful given a proper physician's recommendation. Californians spend about $980 ...
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Medical Marijuana History

In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215, commonly referred to as the Compassionate Use Act ("CUA"). The theory behind this vote to ensure that seriously ill Californians have the ...
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Medical Marijuana Caselaw

The law is changing in California. The courts are recognizing the need to properly interpret the laws pertaining to medical marijuana. Transportation Under People v. Trippet (1987) and People v. ...
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