Schwartz & Powell

Articles in "Drug Offenses"


by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

Ventura County criminal defense lawyers with any substantial experience realize, when the proof is there, a defendant should know about and consider plea bargaining. Not every criminal charge should go to trial.

Keep Your Eyes On The Road, Your Hands Upon The Wheel

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

Jim Morrison of the Doors would be the last person in the world to teach Driver Safety Classes but for all his issues his lyric perfectly states what a driver’s duty is--pay attention.

Inattentive driving will have you talking to a Ventura County criminal defense lawyer faster than you can say “reckless driving …driving under the influence . .. vehicular manslaughter or murder.”

Criminal Defense: But It’s Only Marijuana

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

Everybody knows that California’s Compassionate Use Act, a State not Federal law, allows usage of marijuana if a physician prescribes it for a bona fide medical purpose. Possession of less than an ounce is an infraction if for personal use.