Possession Of Marijuana Charges In California
Possession of More than 28.5 Grams
Possession of more than 28.5 grams of other than concentrated cannabis is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in the county jail and a $1,000 fine or both. A person facing a charge for possessing more than 28.5 grams of marijuana should consult a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer at Ahmed & Sukaram to learn whether the evidence against them can be excluded based upon an unlawful search or seizure. In addition, the individual may be eligible for DEJ or a Proposition 36 treatment program to help them avoid the consequences of the conviction.
Possession of concentrated cannabis is a much more serious offense. Concentrated cannabis, commonly known as, hashish may charged and sentenced as either a felony or a misdemeanor, i.e., a “wobbler.” As a misdemeanor, possession of hashish is punishable by up to one (1) year in the county jail and a $1,000 fine or both. As a felony, possession of hashish is punishable by confinement in the state prison for either 16 months, 2 years or 3 years. In addition, the court may impose up to a $10,000 fine against anyone convicted of felony possession of hashish.
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If you have been charged with a marijuana possession offense and wish to avoid the adverse consequences of a conviction, contact the Oakland and Redwood City criminal attorneys at Ahmed & Sukaram for help. Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law has helped clients across Bay Area counties avoid convictions, obtain dismissals of their charges, and saved their driver’s licenses. We can help you too.