Heallth and Safety Code 11357c

Are you facing charges for Possession of Marijuana for more than once ounce? Violation of California Health and Safety Code 11357 (c) is a misdemeanor. Those convicted of any crime may lose opportunities for employment. Those facing criminal charges for any type of drug crime may be best served by obtaining a case evaluation from a skilled legal professional.


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HS 11357c Defined


In order to prosecute for California Health and Safety Code 11357 (c), the state has the burden to prove you were guilty of either:


  • The accused had more than one or more ounces of marijuana in his/her possession, which
    was not concentrated.
  • The accused was aware that this was illegal, but had it in their possession for personal use
    in any case
  • The accused had substantial amounts in their possession for it to be used as a drug


Potential Penalties for Violating 113547c HS


Possession of Marijuana has penalties that vary, based on aggravating circumstances, and the quantity of marijuana that the defendant is found in possession of.


Marijuana Possession of More Than 1 o.z. or 28.5 grams however, is punishable by:


  • Up 6 Months in the Orange County Jail
  • Up to $500 in fines


California Health and Safety Code 11357 (c)


Possession of more than 1 ounce, or 28.5 grams of Marijuana does not include concentrated cannabis. Refer to California Health and Safety Code 11357 (a) for more details regarding possession of concentrated cannabis, and its penalties.


If someone has a valid prescription for medical marijuana, it is not criminalized, and is not categorized under California Health and Safety Code 11357 (c).


If you are facing Possession of Marijuana charges for California Penal Health and Safety Code Section 11357 (c) and were falsely accused, the Orange County criminal defense attorneys at MacGregor & Collins can help you. We will bring superior legal experience to aid you in this challenging time. Call us today at (949) 250-6097.

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