John Bussman earned a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law and studied political science at the University of Oregon.
He has extensive experience in defending against all types of criminal matters, including DUIs, drug crimes, sex offenses, domestic violence, probation / parole violations and 3-strikes cases. His firm is also a leader in medical marijuana cases, including cultivation, distribution, and other issues facing dispensary operators.
John Bussman currently practices criminal defense in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange County. Free consultations and affordable payment plans available.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Commendation for Pro Bono Service||University of San Diego||2009|
|Owner / Attorney||The Law Offices of John W. Bussman||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Rizio & Nelson||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Public Defenders' Assn.||N/A||2012 - Present|
|ABA||Advisory Panelist||2012 - Present|
|Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Nat'l Ass'n for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)||N/A||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)||N/A||N/A|
|NORML Legal Committee||N/A||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of California||N/A||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire||N/A||N/A|
|People v. R.R.||Dismissed|
|People v. J.C.||Dismissed|
|People v. J.E.||Dismissed|
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|SoCal Law Blog||Founder / Administrator||2011|
|The Criminal Justice Experience, by Professor Laura Berend||Alternative Sentencing Options for Non-Violent Drug Offenders (article)||2010|
|University of San Diego School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Oregon||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|USD Institute on International and Comparative Law||International Negotiation and Comparative Intellectual Property||Certificate||N/A|
|American University||International Relations||Certificate||N/A|