Hard-Hitting Criminal Defense For Bay Area Residents Accused Of Marijuana Crimes
In November 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64 and abolished marijuana prohibition in California. While it is no longer illegal to possess, distribute, and manufacture the drug for those outside of the medical marijuana system, there is no legal way for recreational users to obtain marijuana until 2018 — unless they possess plants of their own or receive it as a gift. In addition, marijuana remains illegal under federal law.
If you have been charged with a marijuana offense, it is imperative that you understand the intricacies of state and federal drug laws. John M. Runfola is well-versed in federal drug law and has worked with numerous federal agencies on closing cases pre-indictment for his clients. We can assist you with understanding the nature of your charges and crafting a creative defense strategy. Under Prop 64, nonserious marijuana-related offenses have been reduced from felonies to misdemeanors. You may also have the opportunity to get your record cleared if you have prior marijuana-related convictions.
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If you have been arrested for simple possession, possession with intent to distribute, distribution or cultivation, we can assist you with fighting the charges in state or federal court. The Law Offices of John M. Runfola has over 40 years of experience with utilizing private investigators, forensic experts, botanists, and licensed doctors to defend against the marijuana charges.
A conviction of a drug offense can have devastating consequences, including damage to your reputation, livelihood, and freedom. We are committed to providing high-quality representation, a customized approach depending on the unique circumstances of the case and the client’s goals, and aggressive and hard-hitting advocacy both inside and outside the courtroom.