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Michael Edward Cindrich

619-262-2500
Michael Edward Cindrich
Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC
750 B Street Suite 3300
San Diego, CA 92101
www.michaelcindrich.com
Phone: 619-262-2500
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Michael Edward Cindrich

Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

About Michael Edward Cindrich

Michael E. Cindrich is one of San Diego’s top marijuana attorneys. He is an advocate for medical marijuana patients across the state of California and throughout the United States. Mr. Cindrich currently serves as the Executive Director of San Diego County NORML and is a lifetime member of the national NORML Legal Committee. A former prosecutor, Mr. Cindrich is a San Diego speaker for Law Enforc... read more »

Biography

Michael E. Cindrich is one of San Diego’s top marijuana attorneys. He is an advocate for medical marijuana patients across the state of California and throughout the United States. Mr. Cindrich currently serves as the Executive Director of San Diego County NORML and is a lifetime member of the national NORML Legal Committee. A former prosecutor, Mr. Cindrich is a San Diego speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), an organization of current and former members of law enforcement who support drug regulation rather than prohibition. Mr. Cindrich also serves as a member of the American Cannabis Coalition legal team.

Michael E. Cindrich is respected in the marijuana community for both his role as a trial attorney as well as his role as an advocate for medical marijuana patients. He regularly gives presentations concerning California’s marijuana laws and the impact that marijuana prohibition has on society. Mr. Cindrich recently spoke to a group of more than 50 attorneys at the San Diego Bar Center, sharing his expertise regarding medical marijuana laws, and educating the group on courtroom tactics for presenting a medical marijuana defense.  In 2009 he was nominated by San Diego City Council member Marti Emerald to be on San Diego’s Medical Marijuana Task Force.

The Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC has considerable experience representing medical marijuana patients who have been accused of violating state laws. We have represented patients, caregivers, growers, members of collectives, and alleged owners of dispensaries. Michael E. Cindrich can assist in all marijuana related cases including:

  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Marijuana With Intent To Sell
  • Cultivation of Marijuana
  • Transportation of Marijuana
  • Marijuana Sales
  • DUI Marijuana
  • Return of Property
  • Probation Modifications
  • Probation Violations
  • Collectives/Cooperatives

California’s medical marijuana laws are vague and confusing, and it is important to have an experienced attorney that understands exactly how to argue these cases. Michael E. Cindrich will aggressively fight on your behalf to get the charges dismissed, and your medicine returned.

Michael E. Cindrich also has considerable experience representing medical marijuana patients and primary caregivers who collectively or cooperatively associate within the State of California to cultivate marijuana for medical purposes. If you are an officer, director, or employee of a collective or cooperative, contact Michael E. Cindrich to review the legality of your operations. The Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC can assist with non-profit formation, drafting membership agreements and grower certificates, negotiating leases, applying for zoning and business licenses, as well as assisting you to comply with all state and local criminal statutes.

Mr. Cindrich is an experienced attorney who knows the system, the prosecutors, the judges, and the law. He is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for your case, and he will aggressively work on your behalf to get you through this difficult time.

RECENT CASE RESULTS***

HS 11360(a), HS 11359, HS 11357(a), HS 11379(a), HS 11377(a) – CASE DISMISSED VIA 1538.5 MOTION
HS 11360(a), HS 11359, VC 12500(a) – CASE DISMISSED
HS 11359, HS 11358, HS 11357(a) – CASE DISMISSED VIA 1538.5 MOTION
HS 11359, HS 11357(c), PC 69, PC 148(a)(1), VC 23152(a) – CASE DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING
HS 11359, HS 11358, PC 487(a), PC 593 [184 plants, 7.5 kilos] – CASE DISMISSED
HS 11359, HS 11358, HS 11357(c) [200 plants] – CASE DISMISSED
HS 11359, HS 11358, HS 11357(a), HS 11366.5(a), PC 12022(a)(1) [116 plants, 8 lbs] – CASE DISMISSED
HS 11358, HS 11357(a) – CASE DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING
HS 11359, HS 11358 [180 plants] – CASE NOT FILED

***This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your case.

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Contact Information

Michael Edward Cindrich -
Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC
750 B Street Suite 3300
San Diego, CA 92101
www.michaelcindrich.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 619-262-2500
  • Fax: 619-819-7342

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense7.00%
Federal Crimes7.00%
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving7.00%
Drug Crimes7.00%
Marijuana Defense7.00%
Juvenile Defense7.00%
Domestic Violence7.00%
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record7.00%
Firearm and Weapon Charges7.00%
Theft Crimes7.00%
Business Law6.00%
Civil Trial Law6.00%
White Collar Crime6.00%
Probation Violations6.00%
Contracts6.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
California Member in Good Standing 2006

Work Experience

Position Duration
Owner, Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC 2008 – present
Deputy District Attorney, County of San Diego District Attorney's Office 2007

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
University of San Diego School of Business Administration Business M.B.A. 2006
University of San Diego School of Law Law J.D. 2005
Bucknell University English B.A. 1998

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member/Lawyer American Cannabis Coalition 2012 – present
Member/Speaker Law Enforcement Against Prohibition LEAP.cc 2011 – present
Executive Director San Diego NORML 2011 – present
Member/Attorney California NORML 2008 – present
Member California Public Defenders Association 2008 – present
Member American Bar Association 2006 – present
Member San Diego County Bar Association 2006 – present
Member The State Bar of California 2006 – present
Member United States District Court for the Southern District of California 2006 – present
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services State Bar of California 2003

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