It's that time of year when many college students put away their books and take road trips to the nearest beaches in California for some fun in the sun on spring break. The nation's coastlines fill up quickly with young people who are happy to be celebrating a little time away from school. Parties carry on all through the night, and sometimes party-goers wind up getting pulled over for DUI or facing drug charges or other criminal offenses.
Those familiar with Proposition 64 know recreational use of marijuana is now legal in this state. The law allows people age 21 or older to possess, give away and transport marijuana. They are not, however, allowed to sell it.
Not everyone pouring into the state for spring break knows this. Lack of knowledge in this instance can definitely place one at risk for some serious legal problems. Of course, marijuana is not the only issue as unlawful possession, use or selling of many other drugs can land you behind bars instead of the shore.
Fisher Law Office in California understands the ripple effect drug charges can have on a person's life. Especially if you're a college student, being arrested and charged with a drug crime can bring your academic career to a screeching halt. We're prepared to advocate on your behalf to help you avoid conviction and mitigate your circumstances as much as possible. If we determine any of your personal rights were violated in the process leading up to or following your arrest, we are also able to challenge any evidence proffered during that time in court.