Fitch Law Office helps you understand the complexities of the legal system. We fight for your freedom and offer compassion during all stages in the process. Our focus is on providing "holistic criminal defense."
Thorough preparation and a fierce willingness to fight your battle in the courtroom is what is required to achieve justice in a criminal defense case. We're easy to talk to and remain involved in every step of the legal process.
Most importantly, we obtain favorable verdicts for our clients. Call us at 415-638-1092.
Providing aggressive representation
at every stage of the legal process,
from investigation to trial.
The approval of medical marijuana laws in California has resulted in a lot of confusion about what is and isn't legal in terms of growing, possessing and selling marijuana. We defend people who were arrested, charged and jailed for alleged marijuana crimes. We also offer advice to medical marijuana grow houses, dispensaries and transporters who have questions about California's Compassionate Use Act, the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, or who face prosecution for marijuana cultivation, distribution or transportation.
We work with individuals who face charges on any of these:
A drug arrest can have serious consequences on your personal and professional life. An established and well-respected attorney like Angeli Fitch often can resolve the matter without going to trial, saving her clients time, money and a lot of headaches.
If you face charges regarding the possession, sales or manufacturing of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, crack, methamphetamine or any other drug, our experienced San Francisco drug crime lawyer can help. Call or email us to schedule a free consultation.
Experienced Marijuana Crimes Lawyer Serving Bay Area
Over the past decade, the general population in the U.S. has become more accepting of marijuana for medicinal purposes as well as recreational use. State and Federal law enforcement authorities, however, continue to aggressively pursue charges against individuals for growing, using, and selling marijuana.
At Fitch Law Office in San Francisco, we represent individuals throughout the Bay Area who face a broad variety of marijuana charges, from simple misdemeanors to large-scale felony sale and transportation cases. Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony. If you face criminal charges in connection with possession of marijuana or any illegal substance, contact an experienced San Francisco criminal defense lawyer before talking to police.
We provide assistance and legal representation for all marijuana-related criminal offenses, including:
* Sales and transportation
* Marijuana DUI
* Probation and parole violations
Marijuana DUI And Other Crimes In San Francisco
It is unlawful to drive while under the influence of marijuana (or alcohol or any other drug). "Under the influence" is not specifically defined in the state statute, but is interpreted to imply some degree of impairment. For evidence of impairment, officers may administer a field sobriety test. Arrestees may also be required to submit to their choice of a urine or blood test.
Generally, most urine and blood tests can only test for the presence of marijuana metabolites. These metabolite levels, however, may only show that marijuana has been administered at some point in the past, but they do not always prove that you were under the influence at the time of your arrest or citation. In addition, there are also several studies that show that marijuana use does not raise your risk of road trauma. Experienced attorney Angeli Fitch is skilled in the art of Marijuana DUI defense and can help you obtain justice.
Any individual under 21 who is convicted of a marijuana, alcohol or other drug offense faces a 12-month driver's license suspension, regardless of whether the offense was driving-related. This penalty can be avoided by entering a diversion program. In fact, we are often able to obtain reduced or dismissed charges, keep our clients out of jail and have illegally seized money returned to its rightful owners.
Additionally, some marijuana-related felony convictions may be subject to expungement so that you can ultimately clear your record.
If you face charges of driving under the influence of marijuana or any marijuana offense, call or email us. We will explain your options and aggressively protect your freedom.
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