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Felony Marijuana Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor Possession

Jul 02 2015, by Jessica McElfresh in Case Results, Marijuana Charges

A man in his 40s was recently charged with felony possession with intent to sell and transportation of marijuana. At the time of the alleged offense, he was driving from San Diego to Los Angeles and stopped at a border checkpoint. Upon stopping him, law enforcement stated that they thought the man’s vehicle smelled like marijuana. The man replied that his personal use medical marijuana was in the backseat. The police asked to search his vehicle and he agreed. Upon further search, the police found two pounds of marijuana under the seat.

He sought out San Diego marijuana lawyer Jessica McElfresh to handle his case. As a qualified medical marijuana patient, he was extremely concerned about what would happen to him. A felony possession with intent to sell conviction can mean up to three years of incarceration.

Jessica attended two court dates on the client’s behalf in San Diego Superior Court in Vista. She was able to negotiate with the State because of the client’s status as a qualified patient and the fact that he had no prior criminal history. Due to the quantity, she was able to negotiate the charges down to a misdemeanor possession of marijuana conviction.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.