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San Diego Marijuana Defense Lawyer

Learn About Marijuana Charges and Penalties

An arrest for any type of marijuana drug offense can result in a substantial change in your life, both on a criminal and civil level. Despite marijuana's popularity, charges for marijuana possession can result in serious consequences. California's government will be relentless in its prosecution of your case and can use its nearly endless supply of resources to convict you. If you have been arrested for any marijuana offense, do not hesitate to speak with the San Diego drug offense lawyer from my firm.

California Marijuana Laws

Facing allegations for a drug offense that involves marijuana will likely result in a substantial amount of difficulty, especially when seeking future employment. California may seem persistent when it comes to the penalties associated with a marijuana conviction. If you have been found in possession of marijuana and it is obvious that it is for personal use, you will likely face a misdemeanor charge. Possession of more than an ounce can be punished by up to six months in jail with a fine of up to $500.

In any case, a marijuana charge can result in the creation of a criminal record, which can damage your reputation and hinder you as you search for employment or housing. Medical marijuana laws in the state are lenient compared with other states, but the criminal justice system can come down very hard on people who are do not have a valid license or prescription for possessing marijuana. Although marijuana is not treated in as harsh a manner as other drugs, it is still a criminal act to possess more than one ounce of the drug.

Need a Lawyer for a Marijuana Case in San Diego?

At Kern Law, APC, my firm has almost 20 years of experience representing clients charged with possession, distribution, and transportation of marijuana. My firm understands that your situation has likely resulted in emotional trauma because of the knowledge that a conviction can forever alter your life.

If you are in need of legal counsel, I offer a free case evaluation, so contact my firm today to discuss your case.