Unlawful Search and Seizure -- marijuana found during warrantless search of a car.
People v. Serrano: David successfully challenged warrantless car search based upon alleged odor of marijuana and subsequently discovered narcotics in bag located therein in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense
As Executive Director of Empire State NORML and President of the New York City Cannabis Industry Association, David has been a leading advocate in the cannabis space for over 20 years. He has represented clients in marijuana related proceedings everywhere from traffic court to the United States Supreme Court, and he helped obtain clemency for five elderly prisoners servicing life without parole for marijuana. David also handles complex civil and criminal litigation in other areas including employment, First Amendment, and business.