El Centro Marijuana Possession Lawyer

Even though California has relaxed its laws in regard to marijuana possession, individuals who are convicted of this crime can face some inconvenient penalties. If a large enough amount of marijuana is involved, an individual may face charges of possession with intent to sell, which is considered a felony crime.

If you have been charged with drug possession, do not wait to seek qualified criminal defense representation. The sooner you act, the more options you may have in your case. At the THE OFFICES OF THOMAS W. STOREY, APLC, we apply nearly two decades of criminal defense representation to clients facing marijuana possession charges. Please call 760-352-1311 to learn how we can help you.

Marijuana Possession Penalties

Possession of marijuana (involving one ounce or less) is considered a misdemeanor crime in California. Penalties for conviction may include a small fine, possible jail time, and the threat of a criminal record. Certain individuals charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession may be able to get charges dismissed upon successful completion of a diversion program. Talk to a lawyer to learn if this option is available in your case.

Possession of a large amount of marijuana may be considered possession with intent to sell, which is considered a felony crime. This is a serious offense that could lead to heavy fines, lengthy jail time, probation, and other penalties.

Medical marijuana is legal in California for people who qualify. If you have a medical marijuana license and have been charged with illegal possession of marijuana or drug trafficking, please speak to an attorney from our firm as soon as possible.

Contact an Imperial County Attorney for Defense Against Drug Charges

To learn how we can help you address marijuana possession charges in California, and to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our El Centro attorneys, please e-mail us.