Los Angeles Marijuana Crimes Lawyer
Are you facing charges in Los Angeles, CA, for a marijuana crime? The Los Angeles marijuana crimes lawyers at The Rodriguez Law Group can help protect your rights. Our criminal defense lawyers have helped countless clients facing similar charges in Southern California.
When you hire us, we get to work building an aggressive defense to put the State on its heels. Marijuana charges can have serious ramifications in your future. Don’t risk your case by waiting too long to hire experienced legal counsel to represent you.
How Can The Rodriguez Law Group Help Me With Marijuana Crime Charges in Los Angeles?
The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at The Rodriguez Law Group are exactly who you need on your team if you are facing charges for a marijuana crime.
Our founder, Attorney Ambrosio Rodriguez, was a Senior Deputy District Attorney for 13 years before switching to the defense side. He has 20+ years of experience in criminal law. Attorney Rodriguez has handled thousands of cases over the course of his career. This means that he has seen it all and knows how to fight your charges.
When you hire The Rodriguez Law Group, we will begin your case by:
- Asserting your constitutional right to silence
- Understanding your side of the story
- Dispatching our own investigators
- Arguing motions to suppress evidence
- Negotiating for a dismissal or reduction in charges
- Taking your case to trial if necessary
When the State decides to charge you with a marijuana crime, it is too late to think it will just “go away.” You need to defend yourself. Contact our team in Los Angeles, California, right away for your free consultation.
How Are Marijuana Crimes Charged in Los Angeles?
Marijuana crimes can get confusing in LA because there are many different rules.
There are many ways the State or Federal government can charge you with a marijuana crime. Sometimes when the State charges you, marijuana crimes are misdemeanors or infractions. However, if you have a criminal record or children under the age of 18 are involved in the crime, the State is likely to charge you with a felony. If the Feds charge you, it is going to be a felony charge as well.
Here are the most common marijuana charges in LA:
- Too young to possess marijuana
- Possessing too much marijuana or concentrated cannabis
- Selling marijuana, concentrated cannabis, or a synthetic cannabinoid
- Transporting marijuana for sale
With so many different laws on the books, it is not difficult to see why many people get caught up in the legal system. The Rodriguez Law Group will stand up for your rights and fight for your freedom and reputation. Contact our team today.
What Penalties Am I Facing for a Marijuana Crime in Los Angeles?
The penalties for marijuana crimes in LA vary widely. Many different factors impact the sentence that you will face. Your age, the amount of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, and your criminal record all call for different penalties under California law. The three types of charges are infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies.
If you are charged with an infraction, the likely penalties are community service and a fine. If you are charged with a misdemeanor, many marijuana crimes carry a maximum of six months in jail.
California felony charges for marijuana can carry years of prison exposure. For instance, using a child under the age of 14 in a marijuana crime can be punished by a three, five, or seven-year prison sentence. Federal marijuana crimes can also carry maximum penalties involving years in prison.
Any time someone is charged with a crime, it is an extremely serious matter. The Rodriguez Law Group understands the stress that you are feeling about your situation. Our team is skilled at fighting charges at trial. We are also skilled at obtaining probation if it is a possibility. We want to work with you to achieve your goals for your case.
What Defenses Can Be Raised to a Marijuana Crime?
Every case is unique, so an experienced criminal defense lawyer at The Rodriguez Law Group will need to analyze your case for the appropriate defense.
Some defenses to marijuana charges include:
- You were legally allowed to possess the marijuana
- The marijuana belonged to someone else
- The police violated your rights
- The State cannot prove every element of the crime
The prosecutors are required to prove every element of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Attorney Ambrosio Rodriguez and his team know how to show weaknesses in the State’s case and poke holes in their flawed evidence.
Contact a Los Angeles Drug Crimes Law Firm For a Free Consultation
Don’t assume your marijuana charges will be treated lightly. Our Los Angeles marijuana crimes lawyers are prepared to defend your rights, freedom, and reputation. Contact us right away for your free initial consultation.