Posted By OKABE & HAUSHALTER 10-Feb-2018
As California’s newly legal marijuana industry is booming and weed prices are going down, the more good news is coming for thousands of residents with a prior marijuana-related misdemeanor and felony convictions.
Our Los Angeles misdemeanor defense attorney at Okabe & Haushalter has an exciting announcement to make: the city is poised to retroactively apply the state’s new marijuana legislation law that will either expunge or reduce thousands of weed-related criminal convictions.
Will the new marijuana law affect YOU?
It doesn’t matter if you were charged with possession of marijuana in 2016 or in 1996, thousands of misdemeanor and felony convictions going back decades will be wiped out after the implementation of the law.
Even though the legislation is expected to affect thousands of Los Angeles residents who have prior convictions stemming from possession, use or sale of weed, it’s highly advised to be legally represented by the best misdemeanor defense attorneys in Los Angeles in order to reap the benefits of the new law.
Weed criminal convictions are hurting your life
Marijuana has been around for decades. And until recently, the police had been on the hunt to arrest Los Angeles residents for distributing, selling or smoking pot.
Unfair prison sentences, which in the year 2018 would not be justified in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California, huge fines and devastating penalties… This had been the reality of being convicted of marijuana-related misdemeanor and felony.
Residents with weed-related convictions have suffered enough, a misdemeanor and felony charges hurt chances of employment, caused loss of election voter rights, and resulted in the loss of a professional license or permit, among many other things.
In fact, many residents in Los Angeles still suffer the damages caused by the marijuana-related convictions stemming from their past. But our Los Angeles misdemeanor defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter say that you will finally have a good chance to have your weed convictions expunged.
How to get rid of marijuana-related criminal convictions?
With an effective legal representation from a Los Angeles misdemeanor defense lawyer, you can reclaim all the government benefits and your civil rights that were taken away from you with those outrageous and unfair pre-marijuana legislation policies.
The Drug Policy Alliance estimates that at least 5,000 Los Angeles residents have applied to have their marijuana convictions expunged or reduced. However, applying under Proposition 64 is not enough to expect a positive outcome in your case.
Hire an experienced attorney to review your case and provide you with the best course of action in your particular case. You wouldn’t want to wait years to have your case approved or denied by the government.
Let our misdemeanor defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter build a strong case for you in order to help you expunge or reduce weed-related criminal convictions. After all, you wouldn’t want to have your to be sitting on a gigantic pile along with thousands of other cases pending for review, would you?
Consult the best defense attorneys in Los Angeles by contacting Okabe & Haushalter offices for a free consultation. Call us at (818) 722-3452 or complete this contact form for a free case review.