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Los Angeles Marijuana Crime Lawyers

Despite having some of the most relaxed laws regarding the use of marijuana in the country, it is still a criminal offense to possess, cultivate, or sell pot in the state of California. If you have been charged with possession, cultivation, or distribution of marijuana in Los Angeles County, it is in your best interests to contact a skilled and experienced attorney to fight on your behalf.

The Amer Law Firm has been a trusted source for effective legal representation for numerous individuals in southern California facing drug crime charges. To schedule a free and confidential consultation with a local defense attorney, please call (866) 431-2637. A drug crime conviction could jeopardize your career and future.

Isn't Marijuana Legal in California?

As a Schedule I controlled substance, marijuana cannot be possessed, cultivated, or sold in California. However, in 1996, California voters passed the Compassionate Use Act (CUA), which made it legal for patients who have been diagnosed with debilitating illnesses and their caregivers to possess and use medical marijuana with a doctor's recommendation. In 2003, the California Senate Bill 420 was passed, which clarified the amount of medical marijuana qualifying patients and their primary caregivers may possess (no more than eight ounces and/or six mature marijuana plants).

As the use of medical marijuana has become more widespread and accepted, the continuing debate over whether to fully de-criminalize pot has only created more confusion and contention. If you believe that you have been wrongfully accused of a marijuana-related drug crime, it is crucial that you contact a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with local marijuana laws to defend your rights and future.

What are California's Marijuana-Related Drug Crime Laws?

The penalties for marijuana-related crimes in California are based on the amount and the specific intent of the accused.

Possession of Marijuana for Personal Use – It is illegal to physically posses or exercise control over marijuana, which means that you may face charges if any amount of marijuana is found in your home or vehicle.

Possession of Marijuana for Sale – It is difficult to prove intent to sell; however, the police may still arrest you if you are in possession of more than a couple ounces of marijuana packaged in several containers or are found in possession of pot in an area known for drug deals.

Cultivation of Marijuana – Growing, handling, or processing any amount of marijuana is punishable by 16 to 36 months imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Driving under the Influence of Marijuana – It is illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana and the penalties will vary depending on whether it is a first or subsequent conviction. Penalties range from informal probation, extensive fines, and time in prison.

Trusted Legal Defense in Los Angeles

If you have been charged with a marijuana-related drug crime, do not take a chance by facing the charges alone. For quality legal guidance and representation, please contact The Amer Law Firm in Los Angeles to receive the best possible outcome for your case. We can review your legal options during an initial no-cost case evaluation.

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