Drug Cases

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California Marijuana Laws

Drug cases within California present a variety of special cases following the passage of Proposition 215 and Senate Bill 420 legalizing medical marijuana in the state of California. Additionally, the passage of Prop 36 has created sentencing alternatives and defense strategies emphasizing treatment and rehabilitation in lieu of jail or prison time. Marijuana-related charges can range between misdemeanors and felonies, ranging anywhere from possession for personal use to manufacturing, cultivating, to driving under the influence. Because of the numerous state-specific marijuana laws in California it is important that you contact a lawyer who has mastered this area of law and is familiar with all aspects of medical marijuana legislation in the state of California.

The Law Office of Vandervoort and Dulebohn keeps current with all trial strategies, legislation and most recent judicial rulings pertaining to medical marijuana law. Furthermore, with over 40 years of experience we are well qualified to guide you through the justice system. Despite Proposition 215 and Senate Bill 420 which have legalized medical marijuana in the state of California, law enforcement frequently challenges claims to protection under these laws and preemptively arrests. It is imperative that you hire an attorney that is able to file the correct motions to utilize defense under Proposition 215 and SB 420. Other common defenses to marijuana-related charges are lack of knowledge regarding compliance with medical marijuana laws and illegal search and seizure. At the Law Office of VanDervoort and Dulebohn we can help guide you on the best defense for your particular charges and situation.

Know your rights and search and seizure laws. Violation of these rights can challenge any paraphernalia or other evidence presented by the prosecution in court. An effective lawyer will examine how any and all evidence was obtained, and make a motion to suppress the evidence if it has been obtained illegally. If this motion is granted it can commonly lead the prosecution to dismiss the charges and/or lead to alternative sentencing options in any.

If you are charged with driving under the influence of marijuana (also known as driving under the influence of drugs D.U.I.D.) there are a number of defense options, which challenge the methodology of how the charge was determined. At the Law Office of Vandervoort and Dulebohn, we specialize in DUI charges and DUID cases and have been certified as a specialist by the  California-DUI-Lawyers-Association.org (CDLA). We are well qualified to advise you should you be charged with a DUID.

California has numerous state-specific marijuana laws and medical marijuana legislation. It is important that you contact us today to discuss the particularities of your case. With over 40 years of experience we understand how to navigate the judicial system and the best strategy for your case. If you need a marijuana defense lawyer in Chico, CA or surrounding areas, call today to set up a FREE consultation (530) 342-2858.