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Jennifer Rosenthal champions justice for all and ensures quality representation with compassionate and continued personal contact through all stages of the justice system. Contact the office for a consultation today.

Cannabis Regulatory Work  |  Civil Litigation  |  Criminal Defense  |  Land Use  |  Real Estate  |  Family Law

Criminal Defense  |  Civil Litigation  |  Landlord/Tenant Law  |  Real Property  |  Personal Injury

Business  |  Theft/Burglary   |  Homicide   |  Robbery and Assault  |  Shop Lifting   |  Hit and Run

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As one of California’s earliest cannabis attorneys, Jennifer has helped hundreds of operators navigate the ever-changing landscape of cannabis business and regulatory law. She is a fearless champion for cannabis operators and educates local and state agencies and elected officials on policies that impact the cannabis industry. Jennifer gives you strategic, up-to-the-minute legal advice on the ever-changing regulations across the supply chain.

Jennifer’s deep experience in administrative and regulatory laws relating to cannabis gives a critical advantage to keeping a business compliant.

Permitting & Licensing
Jennifer knows the process involved in securing a complex set of permits and other governmental approvals from local, state, and regional authorities.

Land Use
She works closely with the Monterey County Cannabis Program and administrative agencies to provide strategic advice and representation that projects move forward. Jennifer was instrumental in the Programmatic Initial Study for over 40 cannabis projects to help ensure compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) required for licensing.

Real Estate
Jennifer obtains permits and approvals for landowners and real estate projects, handles legal filings throughout the development process, and assists with project implementation and condition compliance.

Jennifer is highly regarded for her fearless, aggressive work successfully defending her clients on cannabis-related charges. Whether it is an arrest or to clear a record, Jennifer is committed to a favorable outcome.

Domestic Violence

There are a number of charges that can result from a domestic violence arrest.  Depending on your relationship with the reporting party, the severity of the charges can increase.  In California, it is illegal to threaten forcible harm or use force against a spouse, girlfriend, parent of your child, child, or co-habitant.  The domestic violence charges can range from child abuse (Penal Code 273d) to domestic battery (Penal Code 243(e)(1))  to corporal injury to a spouse (Penal Code 273.5) and depending on the reported injury, can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony. 

Often times, innocent people get arrested as a result of a minor argument between couples.  People say and do things they don’t mean when in the heat of the moment.  The offices of Jennifer S. Rosenthal has successfully resolved many felony domestic violence cases that involved allegations ranging from battery to stalking to assault with a deadly weapon.

Drug Charges
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Drug charges or possession of a controlled substance can be filed as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount of the controlled substance involved.  When charged with a misdemeanor or simple possession, it is possible to face up to one year in County jail, and for felony charges, it is possible to face up to three years in California’s state prison.  There are many defenses to drug charges and if convicted of possession for personal use, individuals may be entitled to a drug diversion program under Proposition 36 or DEJ where, upon successful completion of the program, the charges can be dismissed

Land Use
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Driving under the influence, commonly referred to as drunk driving or a DUI, is a violation of California Vehicle Code section 23152. For first time offenders, the maximum sentence for a misdemeanor DUI is six months in County jail.  Additional collateral consequences are a six-month license suspension and five years of informal court probation. For each additional drunk driving conviction, the penalties increase and your driver’s license suspension will increase. Most driving under the influence cases are charged as a misdemeanor, unless someone is injured or you have more than four DUI convictions.  A first-time felony drunk driving conviction leads to a possible sixteen months to ten years in state prison.


If you are charged with a DUI, it is important to notify the DMV within ten days of your arrest to preserve your right to a DMV hearing regarding your driver’s license.  When you timely invoke your right to a DMV hearing it preserves your driving rights through the disposition of your DMV case, something the Law Offices of Jennifer S. Rosenthal handles for her clients.

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Jennifer represents clients in a variety of family law issues including divorce, custody, visitation and support as well as premarital and postmarital agreements.   Jennifer’s goal is to always get the best results possible for her clients keeping in mind and navigating through the complexity of family law matters.

Family Law
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