What Are The Most Common Drug Offenses Committed In California?

The most common drug offenses that we handle are simple possession. Usually, a client is arrested with a small amount of drugs they had for personal use.

What Determines If A Drug Charge Is A Misdemeanor Or A Felony?

The amount of drugs is one factor that makes a crime a misdemeanor or a felony. If a person is found with some amount of drug(s), that normally would be a misdemeanor; however, along with it, if they have a large amount of cash, a scale, baggies, then that person could be charged with a felony because now they can be arrested for possession with intent to sell.

How Is Unlawful Controlled Substance Defined Under California Law? What Are The Different Schedules?

Unlawful controlled substance refers to any drug that is listed as an unlawful drug. The common ones are meth, cocaine, crack, etc. Even if it is a legal drug but you need a prescription to have it; if you do not have a prescription with you, then it becomes a crime and it becomes unlawful.

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What Are The Laws Regarding the Recreational Use of Marijuana In California?

California recreational use of marijuana is legal. However, there are still regulations one must follow. For example, smoking marijuana in public is still unlawful. Just like alcohol, which is legal but highly regulated, so is marijuana. Just because California law makes recreational use of marijuana legal, it doesn’t mean it can be misused with out any legal consequences.


For more information on Common Drug Offenses In California, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (310) 448-1529, or contacting us online, today. Our office is conveniently located in the Westside Towers in Los Angeles, within minutes of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westwood, and steps away from the Expo/Bundy Station. We have flexible hours and weekend appointments, and we will visit you in jail to discuss your case.





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    Disclaimer: The content provided here is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is not intended to predict outcomes, as individual circumstances vary and laws may change over time. Those seeking legal advice should consult with a qualified attorney to understand how current laws apply to their specific situation. For detailed legal guidance on the topics discussed, please contact our law firm directly.