Marijuana Possession

Experienced Lawyers Serving Alameda County and Contra Costa County

Which is truly the bigger crime -- possessing marijuana or sending someone to jail for it? At Traback & Du Bois our marijuana possession defense attorneys fight hard to keep people out of jail.

In the past 30 years, Harry Traback and William H. Du Bois have helped thousands of people charged with all kinds of crimes in Contra Costa County, Alameda County, and elsewhere in the Bay Area. We can meet with you in a free initial consultation; contact our lawyers right away.

California Drug Possession Laws

In California, you cannot get arrested for possession of less than one ounce (28.5 grams) of marijuana, which is a misdemeanor offense. Larger amounts may involve jail time. And police might try to get you for "intent to sell," which is a felony and requires jail time. At Traback & Du Bois, we have a comprehensive practice in drug crime defense, and experience in getting charges reduced.

Often, our lawyers have been able to get cases thrown out of court entirely. For example, in every case, our attorneys undertake rigorous investigation to see if police used illegal search and seizure techniques. If so, we may be able to get our clients acquitted.

Even if an acquittal is not possible, our marijuana possession defense attorneys can often help people get treatment instead of jail. According to California Proposition 35, if it is your first or second possession-only charge, you can avoid jail by demanding drug treatment. After completing the program, your conviction is erased forever.

Sympathetic to Compassionate Use of Marijuana

Frankly, the lawyers and staff of Traback & Du Bois are not fans of American drug policy. Too many harmless people suffer severe punishments for committing victimless crimes. As strong advocates of the idea of "compassionate use of marijuana," we work hard to keep those accused of pot possession away from unnecessary punishments

Contact Us

If you have been charged with marijuana possession, the defense attorneys of Traback & Du Bois can help. Contact us immediately to set up a free initial consultation. Call our Oakland office at 510-835-8005 or our Pleasanton office at 925-463-3311.

We represent clients throughout the greater San Francisco metropolitan region, including Alameda County and Contra Costa County, in Oakland, Hayward, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Fremont, Martinez, Richmond, and Pittsburg.