Marijuana Defense Attorney | Does the Odor of Marijuana Justify Probable Cause for a Search?

Brian StrongAZ Marijuana Defense Attorney, Brian Strong, Criminal Defense Attorney in ArizonaLeave a Comment

Can a cop search my home or vehicle without consent just because he smells marijuana? This question is one I field on a regular basis as new clients seek out an experienced marijuana defense attorney. “After all,” the new client will invariable ask, “isn’t medical marijuana now legal in this state.” Unfortunately, when it comes to probable cause for a … Read More

Arizona’s Affirmative DUI Defense for Medical Marijuana Patients

Brian StrongAZ Marijuana Defense Attorney, Brian Strong, Criminal Defense Attorney in ArizonaLeave a Comment

As an experienced Arizona DUI defense attorney, I have defended numerous individuals who have been charged with violating the DUI statutes because marijuana or an active metabolite was found in their blood. While the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (the “AMMA”) does offer an affirmative defense to DUI-marijuana, this particular affirmative defense is relatively new in the law. Consequently, we are … Read More

DUI Marijuana Defense – Can I Get a Conviction Overturned?

Brian StrongAZ Marijuana Defense Attorney, Brian Strong, Criminal Defense Attorney in Arizona, DUI & Traffic Defense AttorneyLeave a Comment

As an Arizona DUI marijuana defense attorney, I have fielded numerous inquiries from individuals seeking to have their old DUI – marijuana convictions overturned, set aside or expunged. On April 22, 2014, the Arizona Supreme Court issued a ruling declaring that from that day forward: “Drivers cannot be convicted of the [DUI – marijuana] (A)(3) offense based merely on the … Read More

Medical Marijuana Authorized for All Probationers #Marijuana-Attorney

Brian StrongAZ Marijuana Defense Attorney, Brian Strong, Criminal Defense Attorney in ArizonaLeave a Comment

In a case of first impression, Division 2 of the Arizona Court of Appeals recently decided that a person on probation could use medical marijuana so long as that use was compliant with the guidelines established by the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (herein the “AMMA”), A.R.S. § 36-2801 through 36-2819. See, Reed-Kaliher v. Hoggatt, 691 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 42 (2014). … Read More