Charged with a Marijuana Crime?
Understand Marijuana Drug Offenses in California
In California, the use of marijuana is a controversial and much talked
about topic. Marijuana is an illegal narcotic commonly used in California.
While its use for medicinal purposes has been under investigation and
has been undergoing extensive testing for years, the law still strictly
states that no person is allowed to be involved in the following activities
Even a person with a
prescription for medicinal marijuana still risks being charged with a federal offense,
since the possession of marijuana is against federal law. If you have
been charged with a marijuana-related offense, now is the time to call the
Riverside drug possession lawyer from Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich. With our help, you may be
able to prove that the law enforcement officer who placed you under arrest
did so wrongfully.
Fighting Marijuana Possession Charges
Many factors may come into play when protecting you against a marijuana
possession offense. The amount of the drug involved plays a significant
role; small amounts may result in a minimal charge and sentence, while
large amounts may be grounds for a possession for sale charge. Possession
for sale is a much more serious charge, and results in a harsher sentence.
In many cases, fighting a marijuana possession charge is a matter of presenting
evidence that challenges any potential for a possession of sale offense
and bringing to light any improper police procedure that may have occurred
during the arrest.
Other Marijuana-Related Offenses
Possession charges are not the only trouble a person may face with marijuana.
Although California and other states may have legalized the personal use
of marijuana for medical purposes, both state and federal law still prosecute
the illegal cultivation and distribution of the drug. This means that,
depending on your particular situation, it is possible to face a felony
charge of cultivation, dispensation, or trafficking of marijuana. A conviction
of any one of these charges can have serious consequences on the rest
of your life. Your defense in these drug crime cases depends on effectively
challenging weak evidence and minimizing the penalties of a potential sentence.
Let Our Team Help You Protect Your Rights
Our drug crime lawyers in Riverside have handled many complex cases. With
50+ years of collective experience, our
criminal defense team knows that every case is unique, and we build personalized defense
strategies that cater to the individual circumstances that each of our
clients are in. Marijuana drug crimes in California are especially technical
when navigating both state and federal law, but our team's experience
in civil, state, and federal courts mean this does not prove to be a challenge.