Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana: Health & Safety Code §11357(b)
If you are arrested and/or cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, a violation of Health & Safety Code §11357(b), we strongly urge you to fight this ticket. If you are under 21 and plead guilty and pay the fine, you will lose your license for one year. Under California law, anyone under 21 convicted of any marijuana offense will lose their driver’s license for one year.
If you are a medical marijuana patient who possessed a valid doctor’s recommendation to use medical marijuana, then we can fight to get the case dismissed or the charges reduced. Even if you are not a patient, we can most often negotiate with the District Attorney to allow you to participate in a drug diversion program, so that you do not have this charge on your record.
In March 2012, our law firm obtained a complete dismissal of two felony marijuana counts filed against our client, a medical marijuana collective operator. Our client was pulled over by the police while transporting medical marijuana for his collective. We informed the District Attorney’s office that we would take nothing less than a dismissal of all charges. The Prosecutors initially refused, but the case was subsequently dismissed when we appeared at the preliminary hearing with voluminous documents and witnesses to show the collective was in compliance with state medical marijuana laws. Our client left the court with a full dismissal of all charges and was extremely satisfied with the outcome of this case.
Our marijuana defense attorneys are here to help you. Our lawyers focus on these types of marijuana charges and know what it takes to defend them as well.
Call CANNABIS LAW GROUP today at 949-375-4734. Our marijuana defense attorneys are up to speed on all the marijuana laws, including all of California’s medical marijuana laws.
We will consult with you regarding your case and tell you how we think we can help. Our fees are reasonable and we accept credit cards. Our firm also has payment plans available.