Last updated on: 9/6/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Richard Beada, JD Biography

Title:
Criminal Defense Attorney and Founder of the Law Offices of Richard J. Beada
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The practice of Federal prosecutors to not indict simple possession of marijuana cases is a policy decision, grounded more in the efficient use of limited prosecutorial resources than in any recognition from the justice department that medical marijuana should be a national trend.”

Email to ProCon.org, Feb. 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder, Law Offices of Richard J. Beada
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • City Attorney, Santa Monica, 1981-1982
  • Handled numerous drug cases in state and federal court, representing defendants
Education:
  • JD, Southwestern University School of Law, 1980
  • BA, New England College, 1976
Other:
  • None found