National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Michael Edward Cindrich
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 »
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
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.
Map & Directions
|Area of Practice||% Focus|
|DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving||7.00%|
|Seal or Expunge Criminal Record||7.00%|
|Firearm and Weapon Charges||7.00%|
|Civil Trial Law||6.00%|
|White Collar Crime||6.00%|
|California||Member in Good Standing||2006|
|Owner, Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC||2008 – present|
|Deputy District Attorney, County of San Diego District Attorney's Office||2007|
|University of San Diego School of Business Administration||Business||M.B.A.||2006|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||J.D.||2005|
|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|
|National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||present|
Awards and Recognitions
|Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services||State Bar of California||2003|
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