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San Jose, CA drug charges attorneyWhen facing any type of drug charges in California, it is a serious matter that requires immediate, aggressive legal representation. Even a small amount of a controlled substance could leave you facing heavy fines and a potential jail sentence. If you are in possession of larger amounts, drug sales could be inferred, exposing you to mandatory minimum penalties. Recent cases involving two men charged with drug sales and distribution-related crimes in San Jose show just how serious these situations are and what is at stake. 

Student Faces Federal Charges In San Jose For Drug Distribution App

One 18-year-old student at the University of California at Santa Cruz allegedly created a smart phone app that allowed him to sell meth, cocaine, and other drugs to fellow students and others near the campus area. The man went so far as to hang up posters advertising the app, which was available through the Apple store. 

The app became popular and caught the attention of both the local police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which set up a sting operation using an undercover DHS officer to catch the man in the act. The student was arrested and indicted on drug distribution and possession charges in the San Jose federal court. He is currently awaiting bail and faces of up to $5 million in fines and up to 40 years in prison. 

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San Jose criminal defense attorneys, California marijuana lawsEver since California voters approved Proposition 64 (aka the Adult Use of Marijuana Act) in November 2016, there seems to be a good deal of confusion about our state’s current marijuana laws. For example, some people incorrectly claim that weed is now legal in California under all circumstances, and in all amounts. Yet others mistakenly believe that they can now smoke marijuana in area where smoking tobacco is permitted. However, this is not the case.

Anyone who has been charged with a marijuana-related crime in California, and who has a case specific question, should seek counsel from a local drug charges defense lawyer without delay.

CA’s Marijuana Laws Under Proposition 64

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