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Firm Overview

State and Federal Criminal Defense practice specializing in medical marijuana defense, business formation and representation. I have been practicing exclusively in the area of criminal defense since 1993.

Example cases

Represented Jack Herer and the 1994 California Cannabis Hemp and Health Initiative before the California Supreme Court.

Federal Medical Marijuana Sales case resulting in no jail time, client facing ten year mandatory minimum.

Numerous dismissals for illegal police conduct and illegal searches.

Main Office

Main
15260 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1050
Sherman Oaks  CA  91403

Phone
  • (818) 784-2700
Fax
  • (818) 784-2411

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, I offer a free initial consultation over the phone.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most criminal cases are billed on a flat fee basis.

Hourly Rates

Most criminal cases are billed on a flat fee basis.

Office Information

Office Hours

The office is open:
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

I am available 24 hours a day by calling my office.

Office Manager

Ruey Shepherd

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish and French

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Marijuana law seems to have chosen me. Due to the many successes I have had in state and federal court, defending the rights of good people and medical patients alike.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It is incredibly helpful for a client to have a detailed understanding of the laws in order to understand the criminal process and to have a realistic perception of the possible consequences.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am always available to review work product by my clients, and often it is incredibly insightful and helpful.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I strongly discourage clients to represent themselves, as they are at a significant disadvantage.

Eric D. Shevin

Named partner of Margolin and Shevin, Attorneys at Law, focusing on state and federal criminal defense.

I was a partner in a high volume criminal defense practice specializing in marijuana matters, unlawful searches, illegal police conduct and unauthorized destruction of evidence. I represented the California Hemp and Health Initiative on Writ of Mandate to the California Supreme Court and developed expertise in the areas of cannabis yield ratios, medical efficacy of marijuana, and government cultivation guidelines.

Through 18 years of daily courtroom experience, I have developed extensive knowledge of all issues concerning marijuana and medical marijuana. Including but not limited to defending marijuana cases in State and Federal court, cannabis yield ratios, medical efficacy of marijuana, and State Guidelines for the operation of medical marijuana cooperatives.

I take pride in giving clients my personal attention, and make myself available at anytime via my cell phone. You never know when a client needs a question answered. Every case has a "best possible outcome" and the case is not over until that outcome is achieved.

Personal interests:

I am a single father, so I take great pleasure in spending as much time with my kids as possible. Travelling to exotic, distant places as much as possible, which is not often enough, is another passion. I also make an incredible cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley that started as a hobby and has turned into a labor of love. Golf, surfing, jazz and the Lakers round out my personal interests.

License
  • Bar Number: 160103
    California , 1992
Education
  • University of San Diego School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1992
    San Diego, CA
  • San Diego State University
    Bachelor of Science , 1989
    San Diego, CA
    Finance

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