Dedicated Defense Against California Drug Charges

With all the recent changes to California's drug laws, facing a drug charge may be more confusing than ever.

The Law Office of Mitri Hanania can provide you with exemplary drug crime defense, no matter the charge. Our lawyers bring more than 20 years' experience in criminal defense to every case, helping you ensure your rights are protected as you fight for your freedom.

Experienced Defense Against Drug Possession Charges

Drug possession in California falls into two main categories — simple possession and possession with intent to sell. If you are found in possession of a substance listed in the California Health and Safety Code, the state is likely to charge you with simple possession. However, if law enforcement or the prosecution believes you intended to deal the drugs found in your possession, you may find yourself facing a charge of possession for sale.

Are There Still Penalties Relating To Marijuana?

The Adult Use of Marijuana Act made it legal in California for people over the age of 21 to possess, purchase and consume up to 28.5 grams of marijuana (or 8 grams of concentrated marijuana) at home or in a licensed establishment.

However, it is still illegal to smoke marijuana in your car or in public places where one normally couldn't smoke tobacco. If you are growing your own marijuana, the plants must be locked up and not visible to the public.

We Can Only Help If You Call

If you have been charged with a drug crime, or think you are under investigation, it is important to consult with an attorney right away. You can reach our offices in Redwood City by calling 650-366-6789 or using our online contact form.