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Written by attorney Randy Collins | Jan 29, 2013

California Vehicle Code 23222 B, Possession of Marijuana while Driving

What Is Possession of Marijuana While Driving

If someone is found with active possession of marijuana without a prescription, and while driving, he or she can be found guilty of CVC 23222 B.

Determining Factors of California Vehicle Code 23222 B

Before any case can be brought to court, there are factors of the crime that will need to be verified. Possession of Marijuana While Driving is no different, and these factors include:

· The accused had direct possession of one ounce or less of marijuana

· The accused knew that what he or she held in their possession was a controlled substance

· The accused did not have a valid prescription for medical marijuana

Penalties and Fines for California Vehicle Code 23222 B

The fines and punishments for Possession of Marijuana while driving if convicted, include:

· Fines: Up to $100

It should be noted that felony or misdemeanor charges are determined by specific circumstances of the case, and the court will deliberate on these, before reaching a conclusion.

How to Hire a Law Firm forCalifornia Vehicle Code 23222 B

If you’ve been arrested for Possession of Marijuana While Driving, don’t risk being branded as owning a criminal record. Defendants of these and other types of drug crimes will need a competent criminal defense attorney, such as MacGregor and Collins at 949-250-6097 to secure the best legal defense.

Some of the top legal defenses for the possession of marijuana while driving include that the defendant was unaware of the presence of marijuana, or that it belonged to someone else. In many instances the real culprit would be the owner of the vehicle. Other legal defenses include that the arresting officer used illegal search and seizure methods to detect the presence of marijuana.

Quick Resource

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