Representing Clients In Medical Marijuana Cases

Voter approval in 1996 of Proposition 215, also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, removed state-level criminal penalties for the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by any patient who possesses a "written or oral recommendation" from a physician that the patient "would benefit from medical marijuana." The law also allows patients to grow a certain amount of marijuana individually or in collectives.

Despite this law, a number of medical marijuana dispensaries continue to come under fire from law enforcement agencies and prosecutors for violating California's drug laws. This has resulted in frustration and confusion among members of medical marijuana dispensary collectives, as well as individuals who have prescriptions to use medical marijuana and who attempt to grow their own supply.

Protecting You Against Harsh Consequences

It is common throughout the state for individuals to be falsely accused of violating California Health and Safety Code regulations regarding the possession and sale of marijuana. Police often mistake legal marijuana possession for a marijuana sale waiting to happen.

The sale and transportation of marijuana are charged as felonies and carry severe penalties, including up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. If you face charges of illegally growing or transporting marijuana, it's important to have an experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive Hayward medical marijuana defense attorney protecting your rights.

The Law Offices of Frederick R. Remer advocates for individuals facing charges of cultivating marijuana and selling it to dispensaries. We also protect dispensaries facing allegations for illegal marijuana distribution.

Providing Proven, Personable Legal Counsel

We have been helping individuals face drug charges and other criminal offenses for more than 40 years. Attorney Remer personally commits himself to every case. He knows the judges and prosecutors throughout Alameda County, Contra Costa County and much of Northern California. The reputation he has established as a knowledgeable, detail-oriented attorney benefits his clients, whether he is working to reach a resolution through negotiation or taking a case to trial.

We have a thorough understanding of the laws that apply to growing and using medical marijuana. We will review the facts of your case and develop a strong defense. Often, we are able to reach fair resolutions without the need for a trial, but we are always prepared to argue your case in court if it is in your best interest.

Call 510-342-5539 or use our contact form to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer who will fight to protect your rights.