If you were charged with a crime involving cultivation, growing, transportation or transfer* of marijuana in California, your charges may be dropped altogether if you can demonstrate that your actions fall within the scope of Proposition 215 which added 11362.5 to the California Health and Safety Code, as follows:
- Exempts patients and defined caregivers from charges of possession or cultivation of marijuana recommended by a physician
- Provides physicians who recommend use of marijuana for medical treatment area not to be punished or denied any right or privilege
- Is not to supersede prohibitions of conduct endangering others or to condone diversion of marijuana
Please note that our law firm handles federal marijuana-related criminal defense cases. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in any federal court.
What Your Chico Proposition 215 Defense Attorney Can Do for You
The lead attorney at Rooney Law Firm has been named Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year since 2010 in the Chico News and Review.
Your inquiry is welcome if you have been charged with a marijuana crime in California. If your criminal defense lawyer is able to demonstrate at your preliminary hearing that your activities fall within these descriptions, your marijuana-related criminal charges may be dismissed. Proof may include evidence of proper authorization from a licensed California physician.
Our Approach and Resources Can Make a Difference
Our criminal defense team will work together to ensure that nothing gets overlooked with your marijuana crime case when Proposition 215 is your defense. If our law firm represents you, at least two attorneys will review all facts and evidence. We may bring forward testimony of professional investigators and experts as necessary to challenge the evidence the state plans to use against you in court.
Getting the Right Legal Team Starts
With Choosing the Right California Medical Marijuana Lawyer
Local: (530) 343-LAWS ((530) 343-5297
Toll Free: (800) TKO-4LAW ((800) 856-4529
For a free initial consultation, call us at either of the two numbers listed above or complete the brief e-mail form provided on the Contact page of this website.
*Note: It is never legal to sell marijuana at a profit, even when it is used for medicinal purposes. A supplier can only recoup costs.