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Michael Edward Cindrich

Michael Edward Cindrich


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Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC
San Diego, CA

About Michael Edward Cindrich

Attorney Biography

Michael E. Cindrich is one of San Diego’s top marijuana attorneys. He is an advocate for medical marijuana patients across the state of California and throughout the United States. Mr. Cindrich currently serves as the Executive Director of San Diego County NORML and is a lifetime member of the national NORML Legal Committee. A former prosecutor, Mr. Cindrich is a San Diego speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), an organization of current and former members of law enforcement who support drug regulation rather than prohibition. Mr. Cindrich also serves as a member of the American Cannabis Coalition legal team.

Michael E. Cindrich is respected in the marijuana community for both his role as a trial attorney as well as his role as an advocate for medical marijuana patients. He regularly gives presentations concerning California’s marijuana laws and the impact that marijuana prohibition has on society. Mr. Cindrich recently spoke to a group of more than 50 attorneys at the San Diego Bar Center, sharing his expertise regarding medical marijuana laws, and educating the group on courtroom tactics for presenting a medical marijuana defense. In 2009 he was nominated by San Diego City Council member Marti Emerald to be on San Diego’s Medical Marijuana Task Force.

The Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC has considerable experience representing medical marijuana patients who have been accused of violating state laws. We have represented patients, caregivers, growers, members of collectives, and alleged owners of dispensaries. Michael E. Cindrich can assist in all marijuana related cases including:

Possession of Marijuana Possession of Marijuana With Intent To Sell Cultivation of Marijuana Transportation of Marijuana Marijuana Sales DUI Marijuana Return of Property Probation Modifications Probation Violations Collectives/Cooperatives

California’s medical marijuana laws are vague and confusing, and it is important to have an experienced attorney that understands exactly how to argue these cases. Michael E. Cindrich will aggressively fight on your behalf to get the charges dismissed, and your medicine returned.

Michael E. Cindrich also has considerable experience representing medical marijuana patients and primary caregivers who collectively or cooperatively associate within the State of California to cultivate marijuana for medical purposes. If you are an officer, director, or employee of a collective or cooperative, contact Michael E. Cindrich to review the legality of your operations. The Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC can assist with non-profit formation, drafting membership agreements and grower certificates, negotiating leases, applying for zoning and business licenses, as well as assisting you to comply with all state and local criminal statutes.

Mr. Cindrich is an experienced attorney who knows the system, the prosecutors, the judges, and the law. He is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for your case, and he will aggressively work on your behalf to get you through this difficult time.

RECENT CASE RESULTS***

HS 11360(a), HS 11359, HS 11357(a), HS 11379(a), HS 11377(a) – CASE DISMISSED VIA 1538.5 MOTION HS 11360(a), HS 11359, VC 12500(a) – CASE DISMISSED HS 11359, HS 11358, HS 11357(a) – CASE DISMISSED VIA 1538.5 MOTION HS 11359, HS 11357(c), PC 69, PC 148(a)(1), VC 23152(a) – CASE DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING HS 11359, HS 11358, PC 487(a), PC 593 [184 plants, 7.5 kilos] – CASE DISMISSED HS 11359, HS 11358, HS 11357(c) [200 plants] – CASE DISMISSED HS 11359, HS 11358, HS 11357(a), HS 11366.5(a), PC 12022(a)(1) [116 plants, 8 lbs] – CASE DISMISSED HS 11358, HS 11357(a) – CASE DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING HS 11359, HS 11358 [180 plants] – CASE NOT FILED

***This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your case.


Practice Areas

 
Marijuana Defense (7%)
 
Criminal Defense (7%)
 
Federal Crimes (7%)
 
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving (7%)
 
Drug Crimes (7%)
 
Juvenile Defense (7%)
 
Domestic Violence (7%)
 
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (7%)
 
Firearm and Weapon Charges (7%)
 
Theft Crimes (7%)
 
White Collar Crime (6%)
 
Probation Violations (6%)
 
Business Law (6%)
 
Contracts (6%)
 
Civil Trial Law (6%)
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Résumé - Michael Edward Cindrich

Bar Licenses

California State Bar
California
Member in Good Standing
2006

Work Experience

Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC
Owner, Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC
2008

Deputy District Attorney, County of San Diego District Attorney's Office
2007

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Education

University of San Diego School of Business Administration
M.B.A.
2006

University of San Diego School of Law
J.D.
2005

Bucknell University
B.A.
1998

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Associations

California Public Defenders Association
Member
California Public Defenders Association
2008

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Member/Lawyer
American Cannabis Coalition
2012

Member/Speaker
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition LEAP.cc
2011

Executive Director
San Diego NORML
2011

Member/Attorney
California NORML
2008

Member
The State Bar of California
2006

Member
San Diego County Bar Association
2006

Member
American Bar Association
2006

Member
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
2006

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Awards & Recognitions

Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
State Bar of California
2003

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Contact Michael Edward Cindrich

Michael Edward Cindrich
Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC
750 B Street Suite 3300
San Diego, CA 92101
www.michaelcindrich.com
Office: 619-262-2500
Fax: 619-819-7342

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Bar Membership Information

California Bar Membership -

Michael Edward Cindrich - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Michael Edward Cindrich on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.


Nonprofit Organizations

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.



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