Criminal Defense: New marijuana laws

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There is a bill in front of the California Legislature, regarding marijuana possession laws.  If a person is found driving with less than 28.5 grams of marijuana (not including concentrated cannabis), under current laws, the court can (and usually does) revoke the person’s license upon conviction.  The court may order the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to revoke the person’s license.

AB2600 is the bill in front of the Legislature seeking to change the current law.  If a person is caught with less than 28.5 grams of marijuana (excluding concentrated cannabis), the person’s driving privileges will not be able to be revoked.  Even if the person is found while driving with the marijuana, they will not have their license revoked.  The bill was presented in February 2012 by Assembly Member Norby, a Republican member from Fullerton.  The bill, if enacted, will add 13202.51 into the Vehicle Code.  The next hearing on the bill is scheduled for April 16, 2012. Check back with this blog for updates.

Contact the Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache, a criminal defense firm, if you have any questions about AB2600

Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache

A Criminal Defense Firm

PO Box 3297

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Office: (760) 237-8295

Cell: (760) 668-8295

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