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Defending people against the massive assault by the Federal Government called the War on Drugs in drug possession, drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to distribute or manufacture controlled substances cases calls on us to fulfil our duty as dedicated defense attorneys to ensure the government has abided by the Constitution in the area of search and seizure, including canine “alerts” or dog sniff cases.
United States Supreme Court Justice Souter’s dissenting opinion in Illinois v. Caballes sums up our attitude regarding narcotic cases where probable cause or reasonable suspicion is based on a positive canine alert.
“At the heart both of Place and the Court’s opinion today is the proposition that sniffs by a trained dog are sui generis because a reaction by the dog in going alert is a response to nothing but the presence of contraband.
Hence, the argument goes, because the sniff can only reveal the presence of items devoid of any legal use, the sniff “does not implicate legitimate privacy interests” and is not to be treated as a search.
The infallible dog, however, is a creature of legal fiction. Although the Supreme Court of Illinois did not get into the sniffing averages of drug dogs, their supposed infallibility is belied by judicial opinions describing well-trained animals sniffing and alerting with less than perfect accuracy, whether owing to errors by their handlers, the limitations of the dogs themselves, or even the pervasive contamination of currency by cocaine. … Indeed, a study cited by Illinois in this case for the proposition that dog sniffs are “generally reliable” shows that dogs in artificial testing situations return false positives anywhere from 12.55 to 60% of the time, depending on the length of the search. … In practical terms, the evidence is clear that the dog that alerts hundreds of times will be wrong dozens of times.”
Our dedicated defense attorneys defend all drug crimes at the Federal and State level including:
MDMA (ecstasy), Rohypnol, GHB Selling prescription pills (Xanax) Cocaine and crack cocaine Conspiracy Drug cultivation and manufacturing Drug trafficking, transportation, and distribution Heroin possession and sales Marijuana possession and sales Methamphetamine manufacturing and sales Possession of chemicals for drug manufacturing Possession with intent to deliver and drugs sales False or forged prescriptions Police sting operations.
Glendale Considers a Permanent Ban on California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Just two months before a moratorium prohibiting California medical marijuana dispensaries from opening is set to expire, the Glendale City Council is considering a permanent ban on these so-called “pot shops”. Like many other cities and counties throughout the state, Glendale enacted the moratorium in an effort to prevent an over saturation of California medical marijuana dispensaries. In California, people are legally allowed to possess, grow, buy and use marijuana if a doctor has recommended its use to help treat a physical condition. California medical marijuana laws also apply to the user’s “primary caregiver”. Many people open medical marijuana dispensaries or cooperatives so that they can collectively grow and exchange marijuana in a legally recognized fashion. Others open up these shops hoping to make a killing on selling what they believe is legal weed, selling to persons who have not been deemed “qualified patients” under California’s medical marijuana laws. As a result, these storefronts are frequently the subject of scrutiny and prosecution, which has lead to an increase in local ordinances that have banned their operation.
Former MLB outfielder Lenny Dykstra ordered to stand trial in Calif. auto theft, drug case – The Washington PostJuly 24, 2011
“*Updated* Suspect is shot and wounded taking officer’s gun,1:30PM, Los Angeles ” from LASD – HQ Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff : NixleJuly 22, 2011
YOU WOULD THINK THAT HE COULD AND WOULD KEEP HIS NOSE CLEAN…AND I HAVE NO SYMPATHY FOR ANY SUBSTANCE ADDICTIIN ISSUES HE MIGHT HAVE. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE CHOSEN TO BE SOBER AND WORKED A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM OF RECOVERY.
WHEN I READ STORIES OF HIM LIKE THIS, AND REALIZE WHAT A DRAIN ON SOCIETY THAT HE IS, I APPLAUDE THOSE L.A.P.D. OFFICERS FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN KICKING RODNEY KINGS ASS!
Rodney King arrested on suspicion of DUI
July 13, 2011 Rodney King (Credit: KCBS) (CBS/KCBS/AP) MORENO VALLEY – Rodney King has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Southern California. King, who has battled substance abuse issues for several years, was reportedly pulled over for a routine traffic stop just after 3:30 p.m., according to officials, reports CBS station KCBS. He was booked into jail for investigation of DUI, and bail was set at $2,500.
King, 46, has struggled with sobriety publicly and appeared on “Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab” in 2008 and “Sober House” in 2009.
According to TMZ, King has a prior DUI from 2003 when he reportedly sped through an intersection at more than 100 MPH before crashing into a power pole and house.
King’s beating during a 1991 arrest, caught on videotape, made him a household name. When the four officers who kicked and hit him more than 50 times were acquitted, Los Angeles endured six days of dearly rioting. In all, 53 people were killed and property damage topped $1 billion.