Contact Us

Practices > Drug Offenses > Possession of Marijuana

Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving all of...
Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino & San Diego Counties

The possession of one ounce (28.5 grams) or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor. The possession of any amount greater than an ounce of marijuana is a wobbler offense and can therefore be charged as a misdemeanor or felony offense. If you are arrested, charged with, and found guilty of misdemeanor possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, the greatest penalty that you could face is a $100.00 fine and no jail time or other consequences. If you are arrested, charged with, and found guilty of misdemeanor possession of more than one ounce of marijuana, then you face greater monetary fines along with the possibility of serving some jail time, or alternative sentence such as work release, community service, electronic monitoring, etc…

In addition to simple possession, there are other associated possession crimes that carry harsher penalties. For example, possessing marijuana on a school property while school is in session can subject you to higher fines and more jail time. You need a skilled lawyer that knows these differences to help you. At WILL & WILL, LLP, our lawyers have been defending against all types of marijuana possession crimes for years.

We know how to get you into drug diversion programs such as PC1000 and/or Proposition 36 instead of serving jail time. Furthermore, if drug diversion is available to you, then once you successfully complete the program, your case will be dismissed rather than appear on your criminal record as a conviction. Call or fill out our online contact form to talk to a lawyer at WILL & WILL, LLP about your case and the options available to you.

Contact us Today for a FREE Consultation

Practice Areas