Marijuana Criminal Defense Attorney in Oakland
Relentlessly Fighting for Your Rights
Despite becoming more and more acceptable across the board, marijuana use or possession is still subject to being punishable by law. Because the lines regarding marijuana use are so blurred in today’s world, it can be difficult to fully understand when one’s actions are truly illegal. This is why it is important you don’t take your charges lying down--instead, confronting them head-on with the help of a trusted Oakland criminal defense attorney, such as ours at the Law Office of Torres & Caraves.
The state of California, though comparatively lax on marijuana laws compared to many other states, still offers consequences for marijuana. For example, California DUI law dictates it is illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. It is also illegal to smoke marijuana in a public or non-smoking space as well as in the grounds of a school or youth center, and one cannot consume or possess marijuana in an open-container while behind the wheel. Employers and landlords also maintain the right to enforce a drug-free workplace, in which they can report your use or possession of marijuana to law enforcement.
Punishments of a marijuana drug crime include fines and up to 6 months in jail, if a convicted of a criminal misdemeanor. If there are multiple people involved, or if there are prior or violent offenses, the crime can also face felony enhancements.
If you or a loved one is facing drug charges, whether they are regarding marijuana or not, please don’t hesitate to enlist the legal counsel, care, and representation of a criminal defense lawyer you can trust, such as ours at the Law Office of Torres & Caraves. We bring more than 20+ years of collective experience and will go above and beyond in our efforts to prevent one mistake from determining the course of your life, as we understand just how much is on the line. Allow us to fight for your rights today.
Contact us by calling (510) 953-5551.