Walnut Creek Marijuana Crime Attorney
Get Help from Our East Bay Criminal Defense Lawyers
California is one of the more liberal states in the country when it comes
to marijuana laws. While recreational marijuana is still not legal, it
has been “de-criminalized” to a certain extent. However, more
serious violations can still carry misdemeanor or felony consequences,
including permanent criminal records, jail time, and more.
If you are arrested and charged with a marijuana crime in California, it
is important that you retain the services of a skilled
Walnut Creek criminal defense lawyer. At the Cardoza Law Offices, Inc., our team of East Bay attorneys has
dedicated their practice to standing up for those who are facing the harshness
of the criminal justice system. We provide each of our clients with a
highly-focused approach that is determined to get a positive outcome for
their case, whether a minor infraction or serious felony.
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Marijuana Violations in California
California considers marijuana to be a Schedule I hallucinogenic substance,
and has laws for nearly every type of possession:
Simple Marijuana Possession: Possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use (less than
28.5 grams) is considered a minor infraction with a $100 maximum fine,
however more than 28.5 grams is a misdemeanor charge. Possession with
intent to distribute is a felony, with a prison sentence between 16 months
and 3 years.
Marijuana Sale: Selling marijuana is a felony with a maximum penalty of 7 years, depending
on the nature of the sale.
Marijuana Cultivation: Growing your own marijuana in any amount without authorization is a felony
that carries a maximum prison sentence of three years.
Possession of Paraphernalia: Selling paraphernalia items, such as pipes, joint papers, and other marijuana
paraphernalia, is a misdemeanor charge, carrying a maximum penalty of
one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.
Need assistance with your marijuana charges? Get assistance from a renowned
East Bay defense attorney by
contacting the Cardoza Law Offices, Inc. today.