San Diego criminal defense attorney Jessica McElfresh was recently contacted by a client in his 40s with no prior criminal record, arrested and charged with a felony possession of marijuana for sale and a felony possession of transportation of marijuana. Driving on I-5 our client was stopped at a police checkpoint and asked if he was in possession of anything illegal. Not understanding the complex laws around the California Compassionate Use Act, our client reported to the officer he was in possession of his medical marijuana identification card along with personal use medicinal marijuana.
Our client was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana for sale and felony possession of transportation of marijuana. After contacting San Diego criminal defense attorney Jessica McElfresh to represent him against these serious charges. McElfresh discovered a problem with the chain of evidence against her client and successfully negotiated the reduced charge of a misdemeanor marijuana possession with informal probation as the outcome for this relieved and grateful client.
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