New Mayor Bob Filner Offers Humanitarian Path to Safe Access – Calls For Action Against DA & Feds

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

New Mayor of San Diego, Former Congressman Bob Filner Offers Humanitarian Path to Safe Access – Calls For Action Against DA & Feds. Mayor Filner took questions and addressed many concerns of the medical marijuana community. This is the first time a sitting Mayor in San Diego attended an Americans for Safe Access meeting.

Mayor Bob Filner told some current defendants facing legal action that he would appear and speak at their trials if the court allow him to speak in favor of legal medical marijuana.

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Innocent Americans spent at least 10,000 years in jail

There are innocent Americans being convicted here in San Diego too. Many defendants are scared and have very little money so they are easy to convince to take a plea deal for less time and this leads to more convictions too. The DA’s office has a habit of over charging people in order to manipulate them into plea deals even if they are not guilty. This is another good reason why you need an attorney that is experienced, competent and is not afraid of a trial.

The US Constitution guarantees a fair trial, but the number of Americans that will argue otherwise is incredible. At least 2,000 people have been sentenced to prison for crimes in the last 23 years, only to eventually be exonerated by the court.

As shocking as it may be, until now there has been no official database of information pertaining to Americans wrongfully convicted of crimes only to be exonerated down the road. As a result, researchers at the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law took it upon themselves to change all that and have just now rolled out a database that examines exonerations in America and the findings are astounding. Taking into account as much information as obtainable dating back to 1989, more than 2,000 people have been sentenced to time behind bars for crimes that the court would later say they did not commit.

Scanning barely two decades of available info, researchers have found a trove of information detailing 873 well-documented exoneration cases. Of just those, the time spent behind bars totals to more than 10,000 years in prison. The creators of the database have found proof of roughly 1,200 separate exonerations during the same time span, although less information at this point is available.

So far the results offer an uncensored look at the falsities of the US justice system, and, sadly, the researchers feel like they are only just beginning to dive into the data.

“We know there are many more that we haven’t found,” University of Michigan law professor Samuel Gross tell the Associated Press of his findings.

Although the database only contains a limited amount of information for now, Gross says that it is a critical starting point for reexamining the mistakes that mare the justice system in the United States.

 

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Liability Insurance Company Cancels Coverage of Medical Marijuana Defense Attorney

Denver lawyer loses liability insurance over medical-marijuana clients

In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind event nationwide, a Denver lawyer has lost her liability insurance because part of her practice involves representing medical-marijuana businesses. Ann Toney’s insurance company told her last month that it will not renew her malpractice coverage.
In its terse notice, the Hanover Insurance Group explained that Toney’s practice “does not meet current underwriting guidelines because of the following risk factors: Area of practice involving medical marijuana.”
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Another VICTORY! Off Duty Drunk Cop Starts Fight And Gets His Teeth Knocked Out And My Client Does Not Need To Pay For Restitution Or Go To Jail.

I won a contested restitution hearing before Judge Hanoian on 3/22/12.

My client was originally charged with 3 felonies arising out of a fight with an off-duty SDPD officer. A the preliminary hearing, Judge Einhorn ruled that my client’s punch to the face of the officer was thrown in self-defense as the officer had struck my client in the neck after my client spit in his face. Consequently, he was held to answer on 2 added misdemeanors by virtue of the spitting, misdemeanor assault (count 4) and misdemeanor battery (count 5).

After my client pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to 3 years summary probation, the People requested a restitution hearing, claiming that my client was responsible for restitution to the officer amounting to $50,000-$30,000 for medical and dental expenses, and $20,000 to reimburse the City’s worker’s comp carrier.

Judge Hanoian found that Judge Einhorn’s factual findings at the prelim were binding upon him at the restitution hearing, and rejected the People’s condition that my client was responsible for restitution since the spitting was the legal and proximate cause of the injuries and loss of wages.

In ruling the officer was not entitled to any restitution , Judge Hanoian was particularly offended by the officer’s worker’s comp claim , observing that his application was fraudulent as there was no way he was engaged in the performance of his duties at the time.

The officer hasn’t given up yet, though. He’s filed a civil suit against my client alleging my client was the aggressor , notwithstanding Judge Einhorn’s holding to the contrary.

We’ll see.

– Mike McCabe

John Stossel Thinks That Everything Is Potentially Illegal In The Government’s Eyes

San Diego California Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J McCabe

Here is a very good reason you need a good defense attorney. There are many people who don’t even know that what they may be involved in is illegal. If you are being charged of a crime do not take a chance of thinking that you can handle it yourself. You need the help of a competent attorney who will vigorously defend you. Call me.

Michael J. McCabe

(619 ) 231-1181

 

 

The producer of Stupid in America, John Stossel, broadcasts another outstanding documentary “Illegal Everything” which shows how nearly everything is (or may soon be) illegal – including lemonade stands, raw milk, drugs, fast food, prostitution, recording police, and more.