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Call 805-467-6542 To Fight Marijuana Charges

Our Ventura Drug Defense Attorney Can Protect You.

Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less of marijuana is classified as a misdemeanor offense in the state of California and carries a $100 fine. Carrying more than 28.5 grams of the substance, however, is punishable by a much harsher set of penalties, which can include:

  • a fine of up to $500
  • up to 6 months in county jail

In both cases, a conviction could jeopardize a person's ability to secure a stable job in California.

Why You Need Attorney Welch On Your Side

Without a legal representative, you could be facing serious repercussions. Backed by more than a decade of professional experience in the law, Mr. Welch is ready to help you aggressively fight your drug charges.

If you're facing any type of marijuana-related charge, you can contact a Ventura drug crime lawyer at the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch. Call 805-467-6542 or fill out an online form.

What marijuana offenses are considered felonies?

Marijuana-related drug crimes can be classified as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the factors involved. For example, the possession of marijuana for personal use is a misdemeanor offense, but many other marijuana charges are felonies.

Felony marijuana crimes include:

  • Cultivation of marijuana: If the cultivation was for personal use and it can be proven that there was no intent to see, the defendant could be eligible for diversion under Penal Code 1000.
  • Possession for sale of marijuana: Charges of this degree can be made even if a sales transaction was not formally observed. Circumstantial evidence such as packaged marijuana, large quantities of marijuana, and scales are taken as evidence of an intent to sale.
  • Sale of marijuana: According to Health and Safety Code 11360, the sale, transportation, or distribution of marijuana is punishable by up to 4 years in the California state prison system.

Call the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch today!

At the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch, you can get the 24/7 legal defense that you both need and deserve. Facing any type of marijuana offense in the state of California can seem daunting without a proven lawyer by your side. When you contact the firm today, you can schedule a free case evaluation with Mr. Welch, a skilled Ventura marijuana defense attorney.

Contact the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch to for more information.

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