If you were arrested for possessing marijuana, we urge you to contact an Oakland drug crime attorney from The Castillo Law Office. With many years of experience, Attorney Ernie Castillo is a successful trial attorney who has represented clients in state and federal drug cases. Many of Attorney Castillo's cases are high profile cases that have been featured on CNN, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, and in major newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and the Oakland Tribune.
Attorney Castillo was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list for 2013, and he was honored with the Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell® in the same year. If you have been charged with marijuana possession or any other drug-related offense, you can count on Attorney Castillo to aggressively defend your constitutional rights and your future.
While states such as Colorado have essentially decriminalized marijuana possession for personal use, California still has progress to be made in regards to marijuana reform. As of January 1, 2011, possession of 28.5 grams (one ounce) or less of marijuana is an infraction under CA Health & Safety Code 11357b.
Gifting 28.5 grams or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by a $100 fine. Possessing any amount of marijuana with the intent to distribute is a felony, punishable by 2 to 4 years in prison, and when an adult (over 18) sells marijuana to a minor between the ages of 14 and 18, it is a felony, punishable by 3 to 7 years in prison.
Cultivating any amount of marijuana is a felony in California, punishable by 16 months to 3 years in a California prison.
If you have been arrested on drug-related charges, we urge you to contact Oakland Drug Crime Lawyer, Ernesto Castillo right away to schedule a free case evaluation. Depending on the nature of your charges, you could be facing a host of consequences including incarceration, drug rehabilitation and community service.
With our aggressive defense attorney by your side, you can rest easier knowing that we are working hard to get your charges and penalties reduced if not dismissed!