Marijuana Possession Attorney in Long Beach
Facing Drug Charges? Get Counsel Backed by Decades of Experience!
According to recent statistics, nearly 70 million Americans have tried
marijuana at least once. Drug use continues to grow in America, especially
when it comes to this drug. California is known for controversial debates
and laws on the cultivation and use of marijuana. While some medical uses
of marijuana have been legalized, the manufacturing and distribution of
this drug has not.
If you are facing a charge of marijuana possession in Long Beach or the
contact the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau.
Our criminal defense team has 40+ years of combined legal experience handling
drug crimes and other serious offenses.
State & Federal Marijuana Drug Laws
There have been many incidents where police have wrongly arrested an individual
for marijuana possession or distribution even though they had medical
approval. In spite of the fact that many people have become more relaxed
about marijuana use, California still enacts tough laws against the illegal
possession of this drug. If you are caught and charged with the possession
of marijuana, it can result in serious penalties and consequences.
In some cases, a federal violation may be involved in your drug offense.
This is common for situations involving large quantities of marijuana,
when possession may constitute
trafficking or intent to sell. In any case, an unsubstantiated charge should not stand
in court—and the accused deserve every opportunity to protect their
rights and their freedom against these charges.
Facing Misdemeanor or Felony Possession Charges
Our drug crime lawyers in Long Beach have handled misdemeanor and felony
cases. Like many
drug crimes and other serious criminal offenses, possession may result in misdemeanor
or felony punishments. The exact penalties will depend on the circumstances
of each case; however, there is always the risk that an unsubstantiated
charge or improperly handled case could result in harsher consequences
than an individual deserves—and without adequate legal representation,
there may be no way to protect yourself against this.
Penalties for Marijuana Possession in California
Getting caught with marijuana can be dangerous, even in California. Courts
continue to inflict heavy penalties for offenders, despite medical permissions.
Without official medical approval, it is illegal to be in possession of
any amount of concentrated cannabis, even for personal use. For any amount
greater than one ounce, you could be facing up to six months in county
jail and $500 in fines. If there is enough marijuana to raise suspicions
of distribution, you may suffer more severe penalties, such as three years
in state prison.
At our firm, we have experience fighting drug crime charges. We will do
everything we can to have your case dropped or dismissed. If a police
officer violated your Fourth Amendment right against an unreasonable search
and seizure, we can use this as an effective defense strategy. Ensure
that you have the legal protection you deserve by
contacting our firm today. We are prepared to fight your charges.