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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services||Wiley Manuel Law Foundation||2003|
|Owner||Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC||2008 - Present|
|Deputy District Attorney||San Diego District Attorney's Office||2006 - 2007|
|Legal Intern||California Innocence Project||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego NORML||President||2010 - Present|
|Law Enforcement Against Prohibition||Speaker||2010 - Present|
|National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||Lifetime Member||2009 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Attorney Member||2006 - Present|
|84 Plant Marijuana Cultivation Case Dismissed by District Attorney||Dismissed|
|College Student on Probation Found Not Guilty of Marijuana Sales||Not Guilty|
|Not Guilty Verdict on Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated Case||Not Guilty|
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|Nug Magazine||Medical Marijuana Use on Probation||2011|
|University of San Diego||Business||MBA||2006|
|Univ of San Diego SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|The Medical Marijuana Situation in California||Medical Marijuana And Federal Threats||2011|
|Talk With Michael E. Cindrich||Medical Marijuana Laws||2011|
|Libertopia||Costs of Marijuana Prohibition to Society||2011|
|Handling First DUI Case||DUI Laws||2011|
|Medical Cannabis Dispensary & Law Workshop||Medical Cannabis Laws and Defenses||2010|
Posted by Scotty
I was very fortunate to have been given Mike's business card the day before I flew to my home and business in Jamaica. Nearly a month to the day after flying out I found that I was in need of his service on a medical cannabis case. He gave me EXPERT advice and what he was able to do for me was what legends(and movies!) are made of.
In order to keep the identities of HIV/AIDS, Cancer and Leukemia patients private, I elected to to plead guilty on a RICO case involving 32 other individuals. To make a long story short, I was able to drive myself to and from the Courthouse! Although the Court knew that I flew in from Montego Bay 5 months after my warrant was issued, I was released on my own recognizance(OR'ed) without even confiscating my Passport.
The 32 others served 90 days in County. Mike was able to pove that I had a home and business in Jamaica(I am an American born white man!) Court documents show that I was sentenced to 3 years unsupervised probation and had to provide a "one-way ticket to Jamaica". A true miracle worker and THE right guy to have on your side when standing in front of the judge facing SB420/PROP 215 charges.
Posted by Marc
Michael did an excellent job representing me in my medical marijuana cases. Michael was able to win on a medical marijuana defense which saved me and my family a lot of time, money, stress and fear! Thank you Michael!
Posted by Ross
I owe Mike a lot. 3 years ago after the market crashed and I lost my job I got into the Medical Marijuana collective industry. Now in those 3 years I've had my share of troubles with the law. I'd used a few lawyers before Mike, but none of them really knew much about Medical Marijuana, they all treated my case like any other drug case. They didn't understand that I wasn't a drug dealer, that I was a business man afforded protection under CA law.
Mike was different, not only is Mike very connected in the Med Marijuana industry, but he's also very versed on the law for the subject. He knew how to show the court that I was simply following CA law and that I wasn't a criminal. I think it also helped a lot that Mike used to be a prosecutor in San Diego so he already knew all the DAs and most of the judges from working with them before. It definitely made a big difference when it came to negotiating a plea deal.
Plus Mike has always been a straight shooter with me about my situation, he's never tried to stretch the truth with me to get me to pay for something I didn't really need or wasn't worth trying and I can always get in touch with him when I need to.
I'm not in jail right now thanks to Mike and all the money/medicine the cops confiscated when they raided my shop is back in my hands because Mike fought to get it back.
The Med Marijuana business is tough from a legal perspective and I feel a lot more comfortable continuing now that I have a lawyer who really knows how to use the marijuana laws to help his clients.
I recommend anyone even thinking about getting involved in Medical Marijuana go talk to Mike first.
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