Aggressive Los Angeles County Criminal Defense Lawyers Helping Southern California Clients Receive Prop. 64 Resentencing
As of November 2016, California Proposition 64 allows the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and older. It also reduces criminal penalties for specified marijuana-related offenses for adults and juveniles and authorizes resentencing, dismissal, and sealing of prior, eligible marijuana-related convictions. If you or a loved one is currently serving a marijuana-related sentence or has prior marijuana convictions on your record, you are most likely eligible for a resentencing or dismissal.
Marijuana Charge Reductions
Proposition 64 gives convicted persons options for minimizing the impact of marijuana charges. For example, if you were convicted of a felony charge, you can petition the court to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor, or even reduce a misdemeanor to a simple infraction. Furthermore, if you were convicted of a minor charge that is now legal, such as possession of a small amount of cannabis, you may petition the court to “dismiss and seal” the charge, effectively clearing your record.
We Can Help Clean Your Record
Prior to the passing of Proposition 64, Wegman & Levin represented many clients facing marijuana-related criminal charges. We continue to protect the rights of Californians accused of committing cannabis crimes and can help you or your loved one petition the court for reductions, dismissals, or resentencing of current inmates.