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California Drug Schedule Laws
With the nationwide push to decriminalize marijuana, drug laws in California are in a state of flux. Under federal law, marijuana is still considered a Schedule 1 Drug, meaning it cannot be used for clinical or recreational use. Given that California, and many other states, have legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use, this can make the laws very confusing for anyone who has been charged with a drug offense.
There are two types of criminal charges: federal and state. Under federal law, marijuana is still illegal and you can be charged with possession by a DEA agent. However, California state law permits its use and therefore you cannot be arrested by local law enforcement for possession.
Drug offenses may include:
- Distribution and intent to distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
There are many degrees of drug offenses. While some are considered misdemeanors with minimal jail time, others can be charged as felonies with severe prison sentences. No matter what type of drug charge you are facing, you will want a knowledgeable attorney representing you.
Contact Our Ventura Drug Crime Legal Counsel Today
At Bentley Law, our Ventura drug crimes lawyer has helped countless clients defend themselves from drug offenses. We carefully review cases to determine the best course of action – whether it is fighting to clear a defendant’s name completely or reducing exaggerated felony charges down to a misdemeanor.
No matter how serious a drug charge may seem, you can always benefit from the counsel and insight from an experienced drug crimes attorney. There are many factors that can influence the outcome of your case even if you believe you were caught “red-handed” in a drug offense.