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John Basil Routsis

John Basil Routsis


Criminal Defense and Marijuana Lawyer
Routsis Hardy-Cooper
Reno, NV
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About John Basil Routsis

Attorney Biography

I am licensed in California and Nevada. I have 25+ years experience in Criminal Law.

I received a BA in Political Science, University of Southern California. I received my Juris Doctorate at Pepperdine University. During my 3rdyear of law school, I studied at Oxford University in London.

I started my career as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles County for 5 years in the City of Compton. I was then a Deputy District Attorney in Washoe County, Reno, Nevada. I have served as Judge Pro Tem in both Los Angeles and Washoe counties.

I am currently a Criminal Defense Attorney in Nevada and California. I have been in private practice for 19 years.

Memberships: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL); National Association for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML); Lawyers for Burners

Specifically, in regards to representation of individuals accused of cultivating, possessing, trafficking, and issues regarding medical marijuana… I have extensive experience. I have been a member for over 15 years and have extensive experience in marijuana cultivation cases, and possession of large amounts of marijuana for sale. I have recently been successful in defending transportation in excess of 100 pounds of marijuana and other numerous marijuana cases and obtained results in which the defendant received no felony conviction and no probation.

I am intimately familiar with medical marijuana laws in both California and Nevada. I have also been highly successful in representing those charged with driving under influence of marijuana and getting those charges dismissed as a result of the clients having a medicinal marijuana card.

This June, 2013, Nevada passed Senate Bill 374 which allows for medical marijuana establishments in the State of Nevada. This allows for the issuance of medical marijuana dispensaries in the State and allows those individuals to cultivate marijuana.

My expertise is in representing individuals who have been charged with marijuana related criminal acts. I also have experience in defenses in criminal acts based upon the current laws in both Nevada and California. I am also familiar with what the legal limits are in Nevada and California and how to maneuver successfully a defense for individuals who have on their possession greater amounts that those delineated by law.

If you have any questions or issues regarding marijuana related cases in Northern Nevada or California, please contact me at (775) 785-9116 or john@routsishardycooper.com


Practice Areas

 
Marijuana Law (50%)
 
Criminal Defense (50%)

Résumé - John Basil Routsis

Bar Licenses

Nevada State Bar
Nevada
Member in Good Standing
1987

California State Bar
California
Member in Good Standing
1987

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Education

Pepperdine University School of Law
Pepperdine University School of Law
Juris Doctorate
1986

University of Southern California
BA
1983

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Associations

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

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Awards & Honors

Northern Nevada Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
Consumer Business Review
2011

Northern Nevada Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
Consumer Business Review
2010

Northern Nevada Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
Consumer Business Review
2006

Northern Nevada Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
Consumer Business Review
2004

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion
2021

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2021

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Contact John Basil Routsis

John Basil Routsis
Routsis Hardy-Cooper
571 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
www.routsishardycooper.com
Office: 775-785-9116
Fax: 775-786-9133

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


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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