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Facing criminal charges can be overwhelming, and it is critical to know that you case is being handled by an experienced attorney.  As a Glew & Kim client, you case will be handled directly by Christopher Glew or Jina Kim, who apply more than 20 years of legal knowledge to providing you with the best possible outcome.

Called “The hottest criminal defense attorney in Orange County,” Chris Glew has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in California by American Lawyer Media, and one of the Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers Southern California by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  He has been featured in local and national media, including The Orange County Register and OC Weekly, and has provided commentary for ABC and NBC.

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If you have been arrested, it is imperative that you contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys right away.  Our attorneys are sometimes able to resolve the case with District Attorney’s office before it is filed.

After the case is filed, your case will proceed to arraignment where bail may be negotiated.  Our attorneys will work to get you out of jail paying the least amount of bail possible.  As the case progresses, your attorney will be able to help you with filing the proper motions and handling the negotiation phase of the case.

Ultimately, if the case is not dismissed or settled to your satisfaction, it may proceed to trial.  An experienced attorney is critical at this stage.  Should your case go to trial, attorneys Glew & Kim will personally try your case to make sure that you receive the best possible outcome.

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Even if your case is closed, Glew & Kim can review old charges and attempt to change the outcome. You may be eligible for a reduction to a misdemeanor on a felony case, also referred to a wobbler. You may also be eligible for an expungement of charges, changing a guilty plea to a not guilty plea. In some circumstances, you can petition the court for a finding of factual innocence, which will remove the charge completely. We can also help with professional licensing issues that may arise years after a case has been closed. Learn more about the types of cases we handle.

If you are currently facing criminal charges or would like to review a closed case, contact Glew & Kim for a free consultation.

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At Glew & Kim, many of our cases involve drug and marijuana-related offenses, including DUI. In addition to providing expert defense in this area, we are dedicated to the reform of marijuana laws through organizations such as the Marijuana Policy Project, NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), and Americans for Safe Access. Learn more about our marijuana and marijuana DUI cases.

The Law Offices of Glew & Kim Awarded Reversal of Judgment in People v. Baniani

Court of Appeal reverses judgment, finds founder of medical marijuana cooperative entitled to defense under Medical Marijuana Program Act.

SANTA ANA, CA August 26, 2014

The California Court of Appeal has awarded the Law Offices of Glew & Kim a reversal of judgment in People v. Baniani. The landmark decision stands in support of the rights of medical marijuana patients under the Medical Marijuana Program (MMP).

“This decision is another giant step toward legitimacy for medical marijuana patients,” said Attorney Christopher Glew. “It has the potential to end the prosecution of collectives that are attempting to follow the ambiguous laws.”

The defendant, a founder of a medical marijuana collective, was charged with a sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale. Christopher Glew, Esq, was the trial counsel in the first trial which resulted in a hung jury. During the retrial conducted by the Public Defender’s office, the court determined that the defendant was not entitled to a defense under the MMP. The second jury was unable to reach a verdict on count one and found defendant guilty on count two – possession of marijuana for sale.

Attorney Christopher Glew appealed the verdict, and was awarded a reversal of judgment. The Court of Appeal 4th District, Division 3 found the defendant entitled to a defense under the MMP and determined the error in precluding the defense to be prejudicial. This holding will likely signal an end to the District Attorney’s policy of attempting to preclude patients from asserting their affirmative defense in medical cases. This case follows in the lineage of Colvin and Jackson.

California Senate Bill 420, also called the Medical Marijuana Program, recognizes the right of qualified medical marijuana patients and caregivers to associate collectively or cooperatively to cultivate medical marijuana. It also was intended to protect patients and caregivers from arrest for transportation and other miscellaneous charges.

Case reference number G048535 (Super. Ct. No. 10HF1852)

About The Law Offices of Glew & Kim
The Law Offices of Glew & Kim is dedicated to criminal defense and family law. All cases are handled directly by Christopher Glew or Jina Kim, who apply more than twenty years of legal knowledge to providing clients with the best possible outcome. Our attorneys hold an outstanding trial record and proudly provide zealous representation and advocacy.

Christopher Glew is the leading defense attorney in Southern California for marijuana dispensaries, winning groundbreaking trials in the field of medical marijuana in the state of California. Called “The hottest criminal defense attorney in Orange County,” he has been recognized as one of the 2013 Top Lawyers in California by American Lawyer Media, and Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers Southern California by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has been featured in local and national media, including The Orange County Register, OC Weekly, Culture Magazine, and High Times. He is a dynamic public speaker, and has provided commentary for ABC and NBC.

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