LOS ANGELES MARIJUANA POSSESSION ATTORNEY
Under the Health and Safety Code 11359, this section makes it illegal to possess marijuana, if you do not have a recommendation card or permission to possess marijuana for medicinal purposes. Unless authorized by law, possession of concentrated cannabis is illegal and may be punished by jail or even prison.
Someone who is cited for possession of marijuana (less than 28.5 grams), may be convicted of an infraction. Even though this used to be a misdemeanor, it is now only an infraction. However, someone who possesses more than 28.5 grams faces a misdemeanor.
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Again, the main distinction that a prosecutor needs to make, before charges are filed, is to decide whether the marijuana was intended for personal use, or was it intended for sales (violation of Health and Safety Code Section 11359). The Law Office of Ben Mironer has been successful in these types of cases by intervening, even before charges are filed. We try to contact the prosecutor to provide them with the background information they need, so they can understand why the evidence doesn't suggest the marijuana was intended to be sold.
Someone who is charged with the offense of possession with intent to sell (Health and Safety Code Section 11359) faces a straight felony, which means it can not ever get reduced to a misdemeanor. Also, they face 16, 24, or 36 months in state prison. However, a violation of Health and Safety Code Section 11357 is a misdemeanor, and carries a maximum of 6 month in county jail. Furthermore, the person may be eligible for DEJ (pursuant to Penal Code Section 1000). This potentially leads to the charges being completely dismissed.
The Law Office of Ben Mironer provides local criminal defense representation to residents of Los Angeles county. Our office has the experience and expertise you need to fight criminal charges, and we are always prepared to defend you. We offer our clients the gold standard in criminal defense, in that we take care of our clients with compassion and professionalism, while leaving no stone unturned in securing the best results possible for them.
When you are arrested and charged with a criminal offense in Los Angeles, it is critical to find a local attorney to defend you. Our office works closely with our clients, and we are always available to discuss their cases. We welcome client office visits, and in-depth phone conversations in regard to all areas of a client’s case. We get to know each and every client on a personal level, so that we may properly advise them in their case. It is crucial to have an attorney that knows your entire story and custom-tailors your defense to your needs. By taking the time to get to know our clients, we are better able to negotiate with prosecutors, and better able to advise our clients. Communication and responsiveness is a trademark of The Law Office of Ben Mironer.
We always have a trained marijuana possession defense attorney available to speak with you about your case. If you’ve been arrested, charged, or are just being investigated for a criminal offense, it is important to contact a skilled attorney as soon as possible. Early steps and proactive measures can be taken in most cases. An attorney at our office will help improve your prospective on things immediately. We will enlighten you about the charges you’re facing, and explain the entire criminal process. We offer a free consultation and everything we discuss is completely confidential. This consultation will provide you with a full assessment of your case, and you will understand the importance of having good legal representation.
Our office has built a reputation Los Angeles county courts because we truly fight for our clients. Our track record of success speaks for itself. Our office has successfully represented our clients in courthouses throughout Los Angeles county We have special insights to the Van Nuys courthouse, San Fernando courthouse, and Santa Clarita courthouse because we are local attorneys. We have built relationships with both prosecutors and judges based on a mutual respect. Most importantly, we utilize every resource we have to get our clients the best outcome possible.