Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana: a violation of Health & Safety Code §11357(c)
If you are arrested and/or cited for possession of more than one ounce of marijuana, a violation of Health & Safety Code §11357(c), we strongly urge you to fight this ticket. Fight it because every person who is convicted or pleads guilty to possession of more than 28.5 grams of marijuana can be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than six months or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500), or by both such fine and imprisonment. Also remember, that under California law, anyone under 21 convicted of any marijuana offense will lose their driver’s license for one year. Don’t plead guilty and lose your license. We can help.
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.
Of counsel to our firm is Randy Collins, who is a former District Attorney. Mr. Collins was a prosecutor for the County of Riverside for several years before starting his own firm. Mr. Collins has prosecuted hundreds of cases and performed numerous jury and non-jury trials. Having prosecuted cases like yours before, he knows what it takes to get you the best result possible on your case.
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 714-937-2050 for a free consultation if you have been arrested for possession of more than one ounce of marijuana, a violation of Health & Safety Code §11357(c). 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.