Law Office of Lance Dacre

For a free confidential consultation with an experienced American canyon criminal defense lawyer, please call attorney Lance Dacre at (707) 534-1854.

Theft by Deception

Finders, keepers? Not in California, where Penal Code Section 484-502.9 specifically states that keeping lost property if you have knowledge of its true owner is a crime.

Can Marijuana Found in an Illegal Search be Used in Court?

Under California law, marijuana or drug paraphernalia discovered in the course of an illegal search and seizure may be inadmissible as evidence. If the prosecutor’s entire case for a charge of possession, possession with intent to sell, or illegal cultivation of marijuana is based on such evidence, a judge may simply dismiss the case. If the prosecution has other evidence to support the charges, marijuana and paraphernalia confiscated in an illegal search and seizure will be excluded from the case.

Do Drug Tests Lie? California Drug Testing Laws

There are solid reasons for the controversy surrounding California drug testing laws, and for cases where drug test results were ruled inadmissible due to faulty practices: Invasion of privacy, Inaccurate tests, Illogical prejudice against casual users, False imprisonment by employers, Random testing of high school students, Initiating criminal charges on the basis of workplace testing, Illegal traffic stops. Workplace or institutional drug testing that is leveraged by an employer into malicious criminal charges.

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