If there is a warrant for your arrest, don’t panic. An arrest warrant is an allegation—a formal claim or accusation against you—it is not proof of wrongdoing and it is not a conviction. You are presumed innocent, and the charge against you may be dismissed. The important thing is to remain calm so that you don’t unintentionally make your situation more complicated than necessary.
Criminal Defense Blog
Drug possession laws have changed dramatically in California in recent years. That said, the state still has penalties for having certain types and amounts of drugs, as well as the purpose for which a person had that particular substance.
For those unfamiliar with California’s drug laws, Proposition 47, passed in 2014, classified possession of certain controlled substances (opiates, cocaine base, mescaline, peyote, hallucinogens) as misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in a county jail (not state prison). [Read more…] about Common Drug Possession Mistakes