Through ‘objections’ and barely cross-examining the prosecution’s first witness, Defense Attorneys for Joe Byron and Joe Grumbine have virtually assured a non-guilty verdict, although the case may be thrown out before a verdict comes down.
By Sam Sabzehzar | December 2, 2011
In what has become quite a swell of support, the persecution of two upstanding and inspirational citizens has created an outrage in the local community and people as far as Kern County are driving in to show their solidarity for two medical cannabis dispensing center Board of Directors being charged for something the prosecution’s first witness has already deemed “legal.”
The back-and-forth between lead detective in Oscar Valenzuela and Chris Glew, one-half of the dream team, along with Allison Margolin, has picked apart the very thread the fabric of lies was woven with.
On the stand, attorney Chris Glew during his cross-examination of Det. Valenzuela, who proudly stated he “lied through his teeth”, admitted to perjury, and admitted he was not a qualified expert on medical marijuana as it related to the effects on the body, but rather has taken a class on the eradication of medical marijuana dispensaries put on by the police department and LA County District Attorney Steve Cooley, who has had a personal vendetta against safe access dispensing centers for qualified medical marijuana patients in California.
Another admission by Valenzuela is that there is a legal way to operate a medical cannabis dispensing center but his “expertise” was failing him on the stand and could not remember how.
He was also unaware any physician can write a recommendation, and do, including those from Stanford, Cedar-Sinai, Harvard, and many other highly regarding medical facilities.
It appears the prosecution is set to throw their lead witness and lead detective in the case under the bus if today gathers the same momentum the green team has helped create outside during the daily rallies, and inside in solidarity with both Joe’s and the dream team defending them.
To hear Oscar Valenzuela “lie through his teeth” (his words) as he intimates, threatens and harasses another witness in order to get him to change his story, click here.
And to hear the conversation the witness had with a private investigator click here.