Reasonable Doubt Blog


A Community Gathers for MMJ Civil Rights


I did something unusual this weekend, and am compelled to write about it. It is unusual for me, and likely unusual for most attorneys. I spent the weekend relaxing and socializing with a hundred "clients" in Northern California.
As a criminal defense attorney, my weekends usually...

FINALLY: Complete Justice for Planet Herb

Justice prevails! The Planet Herb case defended at trial by Joseph Tully is finally resolved. After more than a year of defending their legitimate operation of their medical marijuana dispensary, Planet Herb has been fully exonerated and this week all confiscated property ordered returned to them....

Big Gov, Big Pharma: Brown Signs New CA MMJ Laws

In October, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed three bills into law that impose regulations and State bureaucracy on to California’s medical marijuana sector. These laws create spools of red tape, with no new protection for patients. Medical cannabis has been legal in California...


Militarizing Police: the Literal War on Drugs

Police Militarization Against Marijuana in California
Many local police and sheriff departments in California have requested armored military surplus vehicles from the Pentagon to fight marijuana. Imagine cops in camouflage body armor riding their 5-ton MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush...

California Farmers Shine Sunlight on Marijuana Crops

High CBD plants for medical marijuana patients grow openly in Yolo County.
August 2015 - Yolo County, CA
Amidst agricultural fields of tomatoes, sunflowers, and alfalfa, a small Woodland farm is openly growing hundreds of cannabis plants. This legal medicinal marijuana grow belongs to...


Dear Helicopter Cops, Don't Bust My Grow

It is soon high season in California, and law enforcement is in the air with helicopters looking for cannabis grows to raid before the harvest. Some marijuana crops are legal under California’s medical cannabis laws, and some are grown outside those laws. Many counties are de facto nullifying...

Throw Back Thursday: LA Celebrity Trial


Hard to believe it has been two years since Edward Furlong's trial. He is the actor who has starred in Terminator 2, American History X, and a number of other films. I was referred to this case by a showbiz exec mutual friend in Los Angeles. In Spring 2013,Furlong was arrested for alleged...

Fireworks and the Second Amendment

In 1776, our forefathers fought for independence, liberty, and to establish a new form of government free of tyrannical rule. We celebrate their victory and our independence every Fourth of July as, “Independence Day.”

Key to the victory of the colonists over the British...