March 20, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

What Happens If I’m A Juvenile And I’m Caught With Marijuana In My Possession? What Are The Consequences If I’m Convicted?

A conviction for possession of marijuana, even for a small amount, can have serious consequences. This is especially true if you are under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, your case will be handled in the juvenile courts. If you are convicted of marijuana possession as a juvenile, the court is required to impose a myriad of different penalties for the juvenile criminal offense committed. These penalties include attending a school program approved by a probation officer without any absences, counseling, and a curfew. These are just the minimum penalties. The juvenile court can go even farther.

According to one case, In re Walter P., the court can confine you to your home for a specified period of time. During this time, you are not allowed to leave the house unless it is to go school or you are accompanied by a parent.

You may think that possession is a rather minor crime, but it carries with it some serious penalties as a drug crime in California. That is why it is imperative that you hire a competent defense attorney for this and other criminal matters.

The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years experience in misdemeanor offenses as well as other criminal defense matters and can aggressively and effectively represent you in court to fight to get your case resolved to your satisfaction.

For a free consultation to discuss your offense please call us at 888.280.6839. Our top California criminal defense attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer any of your questions. You can also visit us at for more information.

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