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Drug Crimes, Violent Crimes and More in San Fernando

Posted on: September 24, 2010 at 7:27 p.m.

Who says marijuana is not a violent drug?

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer represents someone charged with a drug crime, he usually has a specific type of situation on his hands. He is either defending a client who is facing a possession charge, a trafficking charge or some other type of felony or misdemeanor. However, when a violent crime is involved in a drug crime, that makes the job of the Defense Attorney that much more difficult. For example, there was a recent shooting at a medical marijuana clinic in Echo Park that has led to a difficult investigation.

This week, a second man pleaded not guilty to murder charges stemming from a fatal shooting at this marijuana clinic. Raymond Lemone Easter, who has actually been featured on the Fox Broadcasting series "America's Most Wanted" was arrested in Van Nuys and charged with the shooting murder of Matthew Butcher. He is also charged with the attempted murder of the security guard at the medicial marijuana clinic who was wounded during the shooting. Another defendant was also arrested and pleaded not guilty.

Easter remains jailed without bail and there has been no comment yet from a Attorney. Two other suspects are still being sought in the case and a hearing is set for November 18 to determine whether there is enough evidence to require the two men in custody to stand trial.

Drug crimes and violent crimes require a skilled Criminal Attorney who understands the law and who knows exactly how to handle complex legal situations. While a public defender may have far too much on his or her plate, you can hire a private lawyer to defend you more effectively. Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP can help you get the best defense possible for your felony or misdemeanor. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor drug possession charge or a felony violent crime, you need a skilled lawyer today.

As this case progresses, there will be criminal investigations, expert witnesses and some of the best lawyers the government of Los Angeles has to offer. If the defendants are not prepared, they could be behind bars for the rest of their lives.

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