Medical Marijuana Attorney Oakland
Medical Marijuana Possession / Cultivation in East Bay, CA
Have you been arrested under false pretenses for possession of marijuana for sale? The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed can help you—starting right now. Nabiel C. Ahmed, our Oakland drug crime lawyer, has successfully defended people accused of possession of marijuana for sale in numerous cases. When their future is on the line, the people of Oakland and East Bay turn to Mr. Ahmed’s experience and nationally-renowned trial skills.
In many of our cases, we have gotten charges completely dropped or reduced to misdemeanor violations. If you had property associated with medical marijuana use and growth taken away from you, our firm also fights for the return of your property. Get the help of an Oakland attorney who is knowledgeable in the laws of medical marijuana/cultivation.
Contact our firm today at (510) 907-6600 to schedule a free consultation with an Oakland medical marijuana attorney you can count on.
Compassionate Use Act of 1996: California Medical Marijuana/Cultivation Laws
Under California Health and Safety Code 11362.5 or the Compassionate Use Act, there are exceptions to the use of marijuana that are authorized as legal. Charges for possession of marijuana or cultivation of marijuana do not apply to patients or the primary caregivers of patients if it is for a medical purpose. The medical purpose must be approved either orally or in writing by a physician.
Medical conditions that may be considered valid include:
- Chronic pain/arthritis
- Any other illness for which marijuana provides relief
Unfortunately, even with those laws in place, innocent individuals and medical marijuana dispensaries come under fire from law enforcement agencies. As a result, you could face serious felony drug charges for violating California's drug laws. Without an experienced Oakland medical marijuana lawyer on your side, you could face significant time in prison for these crimes.
Types of Medical Marijuana Charges in California
The experienced Oakland medical marijuana lawyers at The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed have handled defenses against all types of charges related to medical marijuana.
We have successfully defended our clients from serious charges, including:
- Possession of Marijuana
- Sale or Distribution of Marijuana
- Trafficking of Marijuana
- Growth or Cultivation of Marijuana
- Criminal Conspiracies involving Marijuana
California’s Medical Marijuana Laws
Proposition 215 of Health & Safety Code Section 11362.5, California's Compassionate Use Act, makes it legal for patients and their designated primary caregivers to possess and cultivate marijuana to treat their medically approved illnesses. In 2004, this law was expanded (SB420) to allow patients to form collective farms or cooperatives in order to grow their own medical marijuana. SB420 also established guidelines on how much marijuana a patient can legally possess, as well as how much they are allowed to grow. As long as you stay within these guidelines, you are protected from criminal conviction—in theory.
Getting Back Any Seized Property
If you have had money or any other property that has been seized by law enforcement agencies based on accusations of possession for sale of marijuana, get our firm behind your case today. We may be able to get back your money and property. In addition to fighting your possession of marijuana charge, we will do everything we can to get seized money and property returned to you. Attorney Ahmed has had a great deal of success fighting for our clients’ property to be returned to them.
Defense for Medical Marijuana Charges in the Bay Area, CA
We provide all our clients zealous advocacy and individualized attention and care. We will keep the lines of communication open with you, and follow up on what we say we are going to do. We proudly help clients in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Concord, and the surrounding areas!
To discuss your case with a skilled and experienced Oakland medical marijuana attorney, call (510) 907-6600.
We Don't Let Our Clients Down
"Better Than Expected Result"Mr. Ahmed did his thing to make sure I did not spend one day in jail! His ability to explain everything along the way really helped through this stressful episode.- Francisco C.
"Huge Help to Me and My Family"Nabiel was able to negotiate a great plea and avoid serious charges. This was especially important since we were looking at significant charges despite this being a first offense.- Alex G.
"I recommend Nabiel over the rest!"Mr Ahmed is a very knowledgeable attorney. He went above and beyond to help me with my case. He also gave me sound advice and went over my options.- Marshall
"Understands and Has Great Communication"He worked hard and diligently while going the extra mile. He was patient and caring during my ordeal and even followed up and checked on me afterwards.- Adarice