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Marijuana Crimes

Marijuana Defense Attorney in Los Angeles & Palmdale

If you or a loved one is facing a charge involving a marijuana crime we invite you to contact our drug crimes attorney. A criminal defense lawyer will have the resources to uncover vital information that could impact your case. For instance, he or she may discover that police used an unreliable informant, searched your home or business with a defective search warrant, or used invasive or illegal methods to justify your arrest. R.J. Manuelian has handled all sorts of marijuana related criminal charges. His experience and knowledge of marijuana criminal defense tactics will ensure that you are well-represented and that your case will result in the most positive outcome possible.

California Marijuana Charges

Marijuana charges are some of the most-often prosecuted crimes in the state of California. The popular recreational drug, marijuana use is common place among certain groups of people nationwide. However, possession of just one ounce (28.5 grams) or less of the substance is a misdemeanor in California and carries a $100 fine. Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana can result in six months of jail time or a $500 fine, or both.

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Marijuana Charges We Handle

Our Los Angeles based marijuana defense attorney represents clients in Palmdale, Lancaster, & Los Angeles facing, possession of marijuana, marijuana sales, illegal use of marijuana, marijuana cultivation for sale charges, narijuana distribution, and transportation of marijuana charges.

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Possession & Cultivation of Marijuana Defense

Possession and Cultivation of Marijuana: Cultivation of marijuana for personal use is treated much like possession of marijuana, however if it is determined that the cultivation is really cultivation with intent to sell, the crime is a felony, regardless of the amount. Even in cases where there is no evidence of a sale, prosecutors may charge you with possession with intent to sale based strictly on circumstantial evidence.

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Marijuana Defense Attorney in Los Angeles Specializing in California Marijuana Crimes

A experienced marijuana criminal defense attorney will evaluate your case, advise you of what he or she can reasonably accomplish for you, pull together all the resources available to gather evidence in your favor, and go with you to trial with a strategy to obtain for you the best possible outcome. 

Marijuana Sales Health & Safety Code Section 11360

Under California Health and Safety Code 11360 HS it is forbidden to sell, give away, import into the state, or, transport for sale of any amount of marijuana without a state and or local license. The sale, distribution, or transportation of marijuana in California is a felony, punishable by up to four years in jail. Most arrests for sale of marijuana are the result of efforts by narcotics officers who set up hidden surveillance to supervise areas where drug sales are known to occur. Once a transaction is suspected, these officers move in for an arrest. Increasingly, narcotics officers are catching marijuana sales through the monitoring of online sites as well, where individuals are revealed through a controlled buy by officers who solicit the sale online through email or by phone.

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Manuelian Law Firm
633 W 5th Street #5710, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 248-6784

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