Nevada County Drug Crime Attorneys
Protect Your Rights with Leupp & Woodall
Everything from simple possession of a controlled substance to distribution and trafficking is considered a drug offense in California. Even minor drug charges can be serious and prosecutors are aggressive in pursuing convictions against the accused.
Fortunately, you are not at the mercy of the court. An experienced Nevada County drug crime lawyer can help you fight charges and can also help secure appropriate drug treatment, if necessary.
We provide defense strategies for an array of drug charges, including:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession with intent to sell
- Prescription fraud
- Drug paraphernalia
- Medical marijuana violations
- Marijuana cultivation
Police often make significant mistakes when executing a drug search, seizure, and arrest. At Leupp & Woodall we know how to carefully evaluate every aspect of the drug arrest to find areas where the police violated your protections against unreasonable search and seizure. We will make sure the court is aware of any rights violations that damage the viability of the case against you.
Do not get caught without a skilled lawyer by your side. Contact Leupp & Woodall at (530) 836-5062 today to start exploring your defense options.
Recreational & Medical Marijuana Laws
Many Californians believe police cannot arrest them for marijuana use or possession because of the recent passage of Proposition 64 which legalized the recreational use of marijuana in California.. This is not entirely true. While the new law does give Californians the ability to use marijuana in many situations, there are still specific regulations surrounding possession and use.
Possession for personal use is limited to Californians who are 21 and older. You can have up to 28.5 grams of marijuana, or one ounce. You can also have up to 4 grams of concentrated cannabis, also known as hashish. If you are carrying more than that, or are under 21, the police can charge you with a drug crime. It is also legal to cultivate up to six marijuana plants.
Selling marijuana is illegal without proper state and local licenses. In most cases, the unlicensed sale of marijuana within California is now a misdemeanor, but in some circumstances can still be a felony. Proposition 64 did not affect the laws governing the medical use of marijuana in California, which continues to be regulated under a separate statutory framework.
You don't have to face your drug charges alone. Choose a skilled Auburn criminal defense attorney from Leupp & Woodall to help. Request a free consultation today.