Reasonable Doubt Blog


Spot the Narc: Deadhead or Drug Enforcement Patch?


Sometimes the Drug War is so absurd we have to laugh. We live in a world where legal medical marijuana patients are criminalized, and men with badges trample the US Constitution. It can be difficult to tell the good guys from the bad. Especially when law enforcement agencies reward their...

Recording Cops: Who Watches the Watchmen?

Know Your Rights! It is your right, and some would say duty, to remain vigilant against abuses of the law. If you are served with a search warrant, see an unusual interaction between cops and a citizen, and definitely if you see a friend being arrested, pull out your phone. With today’s...

The Compassionate Advocate

Many of us get into the law because we want to make a difference, are passionate about the law, and helping our clients. There are Admiralty lawyers who love maritime law on the high seas, and helping their clients navigate those legal waters. Family attorneys fight for children, who do not...

Weednomics: Salaries for Marijuana Executives


Complex organizations require talented executive leadership. This is true in the corporate world, as well as in non-profits. In California, medical cannabis patients can form non-profit collectives to cooperatively produce their medicine. It is a legal way to obtain medicine not personally...

Weed 911: Who to Call When the Cops Knock


Though medical marijuana is legal in California, it is still a crime under Federal Law. Further, many cash-strapped local jurisdictions have ordinances on how medical marijuana can be grown and shared. This makes for a perfect storm of Fed cash funding local task forces to bust patients like...

Weed on Trial: 6 Ways to Show Support in Court

Being tried in court for any crime, especially a victimless crime, is a trying process. Not just for the defendants, but for their friends, family, and supporters as well. When the crime involves medical marijuana in California, it is often the defendant who is victimized. Community support is...

Busy & Successful Year at Trial for Tully & Weiss!

It's been a busy first six months at Tully & Weiss with Joseph Tully successfully defending three clients at trial. In February, after the District Attorney dismissed one case against Mr. Tully's client on the eve of trial, the District Attorney went forward with the remaining two misdemeanor...



Ninth Circuit Chief Judge: Brady Violations are Epidemic


In a scathing dissent, Chief Judge Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decries what he calls an "epidemic of Brady violations" on the part of federal prosecutions. "There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land. Only judges can put a stop to it." The landmark Brady...