5.0 stars 8 totalReview Allison Margolin
Posted by Jeremy
I would first like to thank Allison and Raza, and the rest of the team at Margolin & Lawrence, their dedication to there clients and knowledge of the law are second to none. I was charged with cultivation of marijuana, and possession for sale, but I operate a legal collective under current California state law so I believed I was truly innocent, and so did Allison and Raza. I originally hired a lawyer who is well known in the industry, but later found out he is not a good trial lawyer, so I hired Allison and Raza to consult on my case and take over if needed, which I am so glad I made that decision. The original attorneys team did a very good job of writing the preliminary hearing brief, but they just don't get good deals because they almost never go to trial, so I told Allison I wanted her to handle the preliminary hearing. During the preliminary hearing all of my collective members showed up to testify on my behalf, so the D.A. was reluctant to want to continue and offered my first attorney a deal, which was a postponement of sentence, I would have to plea to a misdemeanor and a felony, and if I didn't get into any trouble over the next year, they would drop the felony and only accept the misdemeanor. I still didn't think that was a good deal, so I refused. Then in comes Allison Margolin, like the superhero she is, and said I will get you a better deal, and asked what I wanted. I told her I want to be allowed to operate my current collective and I would only take a misdemeanor. So she went head to head with the D.A. and the cop, and got them to give me everything I wanted. They dropped count 1 cultivation, and dropped count 2 possession for sale, and added a 3rd count for possession of a controlled substance which is a misdemeanor. No jail, no community service, no drug classes and I was allowed to operate my current collective of 8 members, and grow 50 marijuana plants, which is the exact same amount I had before I was arrested. So I accepted and I am so thankful that I can now get on with my life, and continue to grow quality organic medicine for my collective, which is now approved by a judge. Thank you Allison, you are the best....
Posted by a client
Allison & Raza are one of few of the best defense lawyers out there! You can not go wrong with her! I interviewed several lawyers out there before I settled out on Allison, and boy I am so glad I did.
This was the first charge which I have ever faced in my entire life, and was an extremely hard situation for me to get through. Allison was always available to answer any of my questions, which I can't emphasize enough how critical it is to understand the situation you are in, options you have, and understand your defense strategy.
Allison and Raza worked really hard, and found creative ways to get my case dismissed, and in the end they pushed really hard to get the best outcome for my case, getting DISMISSED with community service!
Posted by a client
I was looking at a strike and 14 years in prison and Allison Margolin worked hard I my case and got me only a few months in jail and probation. She honestly saved my life due to her hard work and dedication. I couldn't of made a better decision and I hired her after firing a lawyer because he couldn't get a better offer then five years.
Posted by a client
Excellent lawyer I couldnt have asked for a better lawyer. Everything I asked she had answer for her staff is on point. I would have one my case regardless of the fact that the cops didn't have shown up because they knew they were in the wrong but we were ready to go trial and have everything dropped. Excellent cannibus defense excellent!!!!!!!!
Posted by Christopher I
Working as a delivery driver dealing with marijuana can be quite the task taking risks for these clinics. I got pulled over during a delivery in my area. Already on bail for my gun charge. The Cops took that as I'm a major criminal and I got arrested. After 5 days in jail i was out on bond at a high rate of $100,000. After all said and done. I hired Allison, Thankfully My best friend was her friend and I got a sweet deal! After about 4 months of court. My Offer from serving almost life Dropped out of thin air.... HMMM... ;) I No longer had a probation Violation, No longer was facing Life with my current 2 strikes. I got off with a misdemeanor and $2000.00 dollar fee and I could walk. Paid Everything right there. and I was home in time for dinner and a movie. Thank Allison, Thank God. This woman deserves the best because she is the best., And her team! Plain unstoppable in the court room. Let them have it Allison because you rock!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Hiring this attorney will be the best thing you will ever do, at least it was for me. I was facing serious Drug Felonies (4). Every single attorney I spoke to regarding my case told me I would have to SERVE TIME, except Allison. Allison and her firm were able to get ALL my charges COMPLETELY DISMISSED before the preliminary hearing through a very Complicated and Creative Entrapment Defense. Allison's creative angling of my facts came from our lengthy conversations and interviews... I mean the facts were the truth but it was her perspective that created the defense from the facts! The Entrapment Defense was impeccably argued in a pre-trial hearing that ended with a Dream Come True Result. These attorneys are smart and very well respected. What they did for me was nothing short of genius. Allison simply does things to perfection.
My life now is so far from where it was 3 years ago tomorrow...I owe my new life and freedom to Allison Margolin.
Posted by Dean
I was referred to Allisons firm by a friend/mentor in the Hydroponic industry. I was charged with 2 Felonies: Possession with intent to sell and Transport, both being for Medical Marijuana. I was represented by both Allison Margolin and her partner Raza Lawrence. I had used two different attorneys previously and was not happy with either of them (the first was a friend-of-a-friend for all of the super basic continuances early on then I switched to an older "reputable" gentleman who is not worth mentioning (suffice it to say he is well known in the industry but sadly not what he once was).
I hired Allisons firm after the second attorney failed (along with his "expert witness" Bill Brit) during my preliminary hearing. The first thing Allison and Lawrence attempted was a pitchess motion which while earnestly fought was not won. Then they filed a 995 motion which also was unsuccessful. The motion that ended up winning the case was the motion to suppress evidence. Not only were both charges DISMISSED but I have now filed a civil suit against the police department as a result of Allison and Lawrence getting the cop to admit to a violation of my 4th amendment rights on the stand!!!!! It was a brilliant thing to watch.
Now I am still 100% criminal record free and currently the Regional Manager of Southern Californias largest Hydroponic company. I owe a great deal of where I am right now as well as my sanity to Allison and her team. A big thanks to them.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
Hiring Allison Margolin was one of the best decisions I've ever made. When I first met Allison she took the time to ask a lot of questions and understand the facts. Over the next several months, I met with Allison several times to talk about the case. When I called her office the staff always relayed my messages and answered my questions professionally. Lawyers David, Leo, and her partner Raza actively participated in my case. During the court proceedings Allison made purposeful actions to give my case the best chance for a dismissal. Because of Allison's willingness to keep finding out more about my case, she was able to to show weaknesses in the prosecution and got a miraculous settlement that drastically altered the course of my future. In the DMV hearing for refusal to submit a chemical test on a second offense DUI, she was able to get the charge completely dismissed. I recommend hiring Allison to anyone who wants to have a true partner in their defense.