Medical Marijuana Possession

The crime of marijuana possession is serious, and those convicted can face severe consequences. However, considering that medical marijuana is legal in California, both patients and caregivers − with permission from a physician − are free to cultivate and possess reasonable amounts of marijuana for medical purposes.

If you have been charged with medical marijuana possession, I can help you explore your full scope of legal options. I am criminal defense attorney Keith H. Rutman, and I have been defending clients charged with a range of drug offenses for nearly 20 years. Schedule a free half-hour consultation in my San Diego or Murrieta law office today. Call 619-573-4988 or 888-714-6354.

Exploring All Possible Defenses

After learning about the specific circumstances of your arrest, I will work to determine a course of legal action that seeks to meet your goals.

State and federal laws currently are in conflict with regard to medical marijuana. It is understandable that you may be confused. I understand the intricacies of the Compassionate Use Act and other laws regarding medical marijuana, and how they may affect you, eliminating any worries or concerns you may have.

Find out more about marijuana possession charges without licensure and medical documentation.

Contact Keith H. Rutman, Attorney at Law

There may be any number of defense options based on the specific circumstances of your case. When you come to my law office for your free half-hour consultation, we can discuss your options in-depth. Contact my San Diego or Murrieta law office to schedule an appointment or call toll free, 888-714-6354, or 619-573-4988.

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  • "Mr. Rutman did a great job in my dispute over the accuracy of my criminal record against the State of California, and he got the Court to order it changed in my favor. I would highly recommend Mr. Rutman, he is diligent and prompt and very knowledgeable. He would be my first choice if I ever need an attorney again, and he should be yours." - Jerry S Learn More...
  • "Keith and I have handled very complicated trials together including multiple bank robberies and murder cases. I highly endorse Keith. He is always a well prepared, caring, and aggressive criminal defense attorney." Learn More...
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