On September 16, 2021 Colin Murphy presented at the annual Iowa Association for Justice Criminal Law Seminar in Iowa City.
The presentation focused on the current legal status of cannabis extracts. In particular, Colin demonstrated how defense attorneys can defend against marijuana charges involving extracts such as CBD, medical cannabidiol and delta-8 THC.
The firm takes great pride in helping to educate both the bench and bar on emerging legal issues.
GRL Law. We know hemp.
The State cited our client for a log book violation discovered during a weigh scale inspection.
We defended the case on the merits, but also raised challenges to the DOT officer's notarization of the complaint at the close of the state's case.
The trial court just issued a ruling on our motion for judgment of acquittal two months after trial. Good things come to those who wait!
The court dismissed the citation because of an improper notarization.
That's a NFG.
The State cited our client for driving an unsafe vehicle after the trailer detached from his rig while on the highway. The evidence showed the kingpin likely failed after the driver's last inspection.
We defended the case on the merits, but also raised challenges to the citation process and notarization at the close of the state's case.
The trial court finally issued a ruling on our motion for judgment of acquittal. It was certainly worth the six-month wait!
The court dismissed the citation because of a lack of compliance with Iowa Code section 805.6 with costs assessed to the State.
That's another NFG...