Think California law enforcement won’t take action on marijuana offenses? Think again. Between 2006 and 2015, nearly half a million marijuana arrests occurred in California. And although the number of misdemeanor arrests for simple possession of marijuana has gone down, the amount of felony arrests for marijuana has essentially remained the same over that time period, according to a report by the Drug Policy Alliance. In addition, the federal authorities at the Department of Justice have pledged to seek maximum charges and sentences in all drug cases going forward, including marijuana cases. This means that those under investigation or being charged with marijuana crimes in California should not take them lightly, and should get the best defense possible against all charges. The California marijuana lawyers at The Law Offices of Omar Gastelum and Associates, PLC aggressively defend individuals against all marijuana charges and will work towards the best outcome in your marijuana case.
Representing Defendants in all Marijuana Crimes
Our criminal defense team has extensive experience in defending the rights of individuals charged with all types of drug-related crimes in California, and will pursue all available strategies to defend those charged with or under investigation for all types of marijuana-related crimes, including those related to:
- Cultivation and transportation of marijuana
- Distribution of marijuana without proper licensing
- Dispensary-related crimes
- Conspiracy crimes
- Accomplice / Aiding and abetting
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of marijuana
- Possession crimes
- Supplying marijuana to minors
How We Help Our Clients
When you contact one of the marijuana defense attorneys at our firm, we will schedule a consultation as soon as possible to discuss your circumstances in a confidential setting with the focus on determining what your best options are for avoiding criminal charges, or, if criminal charges have already been brought, working towards a dismissal of charges, a favorable agreement with prosecutors, or not guilty verdict.
If you work with us, we will fully assess all potential errors made by police and prosecutors, develop facts and evidence which cast doubt on the evidence asserted against you, and pursue strategies to defend you before police, prosecutors, and a jury if need be.
Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Contact a Lawyer
It is important to contact a defense attorney at the first sign of a criminal investigation, as talking to police or other law enforcement without an attorney present can lead you to giving up your constitutional rights and unwittingly participating in building a criminal case against yourself. Many state and federal marijuana charges are brought against those who are potentially liable based on conspiracy or accomplice liability, and, as a result, numerous individuals who thought they had no liability find themselves facing charges and convictions.
By working with an experienced attorney, you can ensure you are doing everything possible to understand your potential liability and taking the steps necessary to limit your exposure.
Aggressive Defense in Your California Marijuana Case
If you have been placed under arrest or are under investigation for marijuana or other narcotics in California, work with criminal defense attorneys who will aggressively fight to defend your rights. Contact the Law Offices of Omar Gastelum and Associates, PLC today to begin mounting your best defense now.