Marijuana Crimes


Nobody Should be Arrested for Marijuana!

Major Legal Change November 9, 2016: Proposition 64, The Adult Use Marijuana Act, allows those over 21 years of age who are not participating in the state's medical cannabis program to legally grow up to six plants, including all of the harvest from those plants, and to possess personal use quantities of cannabis (up to one ounce of flower and/or up to eight grams of concentrates).

Possession of more than 28.5 grams is still a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months imprisonment and/or a fine up to $500.

Further details will follow soon. In the meantime, call our Salinas office at (831) 783-0222 for more information.

If you have been arrested for a marijuana crime you need a skilled Monterey County marijuana lawyer. You need an experienced marijuana defense attorney who knows the law and who has a history of success. There have been countless changes to marijuana law over the last several years.  Thus, an experienced and knowledgeable attorney is crucial to defend your rights. This is especially true of medical marijuana law.

Medical Marijuana is Vital for Patients

Research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of many clinical conditions. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors.

Qualifying Conditions in California include:

  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Glaucoma
  • Migraine
  • Persistent Muscle Spasms
  • Severe Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Any debilitating illness where the medical use of marijuana has been "deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician"

We know that medical marijuana is legal. We know that stores in Monterey County openly sell medical marijuana to qualified patients. We know that it is lawful to smoke marijuana with a doctor's recommendation.  But many people, including the cops, don't understand the laws.  The Crawford Law Firm does understand.  Call us if you have questions at (831) 783-0222.

Comprehensive Criminal Defense for all Marijuana Charges

If you are accused of possessing, distributing or cultivating marijuana, obtain experienced legal help. Law enforcement may try to charge you with a more serious offense punishable with jail time without the help of a skilled Monterey County marijuana defense attorney. Our Salinas law firm is prepared to defend you on any marijuana-related charges:

  • Medical marijuana related legal challenges
  • Marijuana DUI
  • Marijuana Cultivation, Importation and Distribution
  • Marijuana Possession and Distribution, Transportation and Sales

At the Crawford Law Firm, Inc., we offer more than 15 years of experience utilizing aggressive defense strategies. We have handled hundreds of marijuana cases and we are prepared to defend your rights.  Call us at (831) 783-0222.  Contact our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation. We offer a hands-on approach focused on protecting your rights. You have questions. We have answers.

Selling, trafficking, distributing cultivating marijuana are felonies, subject to an arrest and incarceration.  However, the threat of the most severe penalties can be reduced with an experienced Salinas marijuana defense attorney defending your rights.

Salinas Marijuana Defense Attorney Julie Crawford offers over a decade of experience handling drug possession charges in Salinas.  She has the skills and tenacity to secure your rights within this ever-changing area of the law.  Contact us today (831) 783-0222.

Marijuana Cultivation and Sales

Major Legal Change November 9, 2016: Many marijuana "crimes" are no longer crimes. Many more are now misdemeanors, as opposed to felonies. The law now allows those previously convicted of felonies to apply for reductions to misdemeanors.  Call Ms. Crawford at (831) 783-0222 for information.

Seasoned Salinas Marijuana Cultivation Attorney

Ms. Crawford is committed to helping patients, caregivers and dispensaries authorized to distribute medical marijuana stay on the right side of the law. This isn't as easy as it sounds. The law in California is in flux.

For more than a decade, marijuana defense attorney, Julie Crawford has defended individuals accused of selling and distributing marijuana in Monterey County.  She is at the cutting edge of this emerging legal area.

If you overstep your boundaries, you could face state or federal drug charges.  Contact our law firm today for an aggressive criminal defense strategy or to avoid marijuana drug charges.

Defending Your Right to Grow Medical Marijuana

Although California does not require a permit for personal medical cultivation, Monterey County requires a permit for all medical cannabis activities.  An annual permit is required for the personal cultivation of cannabis by any qualified patient or primary caregiver.  And, personal cultivation can't exceed 100 square feet of canopy area on any one parcel.

We know that the law allows patients, caregivers and collectives to grow marijuana. What is currently unclear is how they are supposed to legally deliver it to the people who need their medicine and cannot travel to obtain it.
Attorney Julie Crawford has handled many of these cases over the past decade. She knows the trends in the law. She is well-equipped to protect your rights.  Call for a free, confidential consultation now (831) 783-0222.

Contact Us Today

If you are accused of cultivating or selling marijuana in Monterey County contact our firm online or call (831) 783-0222 for a thorough assessment of your case. For your convenience, Julie Crawford, Attorney at Law, offers free initial consultations.

Top-Rated, Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorneys


The Crawford Law Firm has been committed to its clients for over fourteen years. Our focus is DUI and criminal cases in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties.

Free consultations are by appointment and we here to ease your mind and fight for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.