Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney writes on his blog about IRS Audits of Marijuana Dispensaries that they may be a part of the way the United States Government is responding to recent changes in state laws regarding the possession and use of Marijuana. Colorado, Washington and California are three states have made marijuana legal. These amendments are not in accordance with Federal Narcotics Laws. So Federal Charges may be levied against those in possession of or manufacturing marijuana, especially in large amounts.
The Federal Authorities said they are not doing this, however an IRS audit often begins with an IDR or Information Document Request . This often gives way to the discovery of criminal activity leading to federal charges against the Marijuana Dispensaries.
A jury deliberated for only 20 minutes before returning a verdict of not guilty for former Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO, Jeffrey Campos. Gary Lozow represented Campos, who had been accused of assault by former mistress Jennifer Reins. Gary Lozow argued that his client was guilty of adultery, but not of assault. The prosecution claimed Campos had "snapped" during an argument and grabbed Reins' arms and choked her. Gary Lozow contested that while his client did grab Reins' wrists, it was in self defense and that Reins was the aggressor. Testimony from Reins' previous boyfriends that claimed she had a violent streak backed up Lozow's argument.
An elite group of Lawyers who are ranked among the top in their legal practice areas comprises the Chamber USA List. Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney, Gary Lozow, was ranked in Band 1 under of the "Litigation/White Collar Crime & Government Investigations". Chambers includes lawyers on its list based on interviews with their peers and clients. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in “bands” from one to six, with one being the best. The categories are: Corporate/M&A, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, natural resources and environment and real estate. Chambers ranks the attorneys and law firms by carrying out thousands of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess their reputations and expertise across the United States. The qualities that determine rankings include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and committment. Chambers has this to say regarding Mr. Gary Lozow, “He is one of the state’s most respected criminal defense attorneys. Sources commend him as a highly talented trial lawyer who’s not afraid to take on a difficult case.”
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