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Proposition 47 – Radically Changes Drug Laws On election night in 2014, Proposition 47 radically changed drug laws by reducing simple drug possession to misdemeanors only. Previously, possession of narcotics under Health and Safety Code Section 11377 (commonly methamphetamine) could be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony based on the prosecutor’s discretion. Cocaine and […]

San Mateo and Northern California Criminal Defense Lawyer Announces 2014 Year End Criminal Defense Recap – DUI Cases Won, Charges Dismissed, Felonies Reduced to Misdemeanors, Cases Expunged  The Law Offices of Ross Green – 2014 Yearend Recap of criminal defense charges including Red Light Camera and Traffic Violations, DUI, DWI, Assault, Domestic Violence, Petty Theft […]

Proposition 47 Reduces Drug and Theft Crimes to Misdemeanors In a sweeping change to the judicial system, Proposition 47 dramatically altered the landscape of felony sentencing. In general, all simple drug possession offenses (Health and Safety Code Sections 11377 and 11350) were reduced to misdemeanors. Additionally, all theft offenses where the value of the property […]

Governor Lowers Mandatory Sentence for Drug Use (HS 11550) Starting January 1, 2015, the mandatory ninety day sentence for drug users will be eliminated. Previously, a person charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, Health and Safety Code Section 11550, who did not otherwise qualify for a diversionary program, would face a […]

Changes to Transportation Laws – Making Them Fairer There are four main statutes regulating the transportation of controlled substances. These include Health and Safety Code Sections 11352 (cocaine), 11360 (marijuana), 11379 (methamphetamines) and 11379.5 (PCP). The penalties for these offenses are significantly higher than for simple possession or even drug sales. For years, transportation was defined […]

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