Possession, with intent to distribute, is a felony in California. Often times, individuals caught with more than a nominal amount of marijuana find themselves being prosecuted under this statute, despite the fact that the marijuana was possessed for personal use. This statute targets individuals who possess marijuana with the intent to distribute; in order to be convicted under this statute, it need not be proven that marijuana was actually sold, only that it was possessed with the intention of doing so.
At Glew & Kim, the majority of our cases involve narcotics offenses, and we specialize in the nuances of narcotics laws, including medical marijuana, marijuana DUI, juvenile drug offenses, and federal drug offenses. We focus narcotics defense on obtaining treatment for our clients instead of incarceration.
If you or a loved one are facing charges for possession with intent to distribute, don't wait. Contact Glew & Kim for a free consultation regarding your case.
California Health and Safety Code Section 11359
"Every person who possesses for sale any marijuana, except as otherwise provided by law, shall be punished by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code."