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Quick guide to California marijuana laws

If you live in California, you might be confused or have misconceptions about the laws surrounding possession and use of marijuana. Failing to understand the specifics of California marijuana laws could result in a criminal charge or another penalty. Due to significant updates in the laws in recent years along with continued limitations, here is what you need to know to clear up confusion:

Can I lose my property if I am charged with a drug crime?

Asset forfeiture, also sometimes called civil forfeiture, is one of the many potential penalties that can result from getting charged with a drug crime. This means that your assets can be taken away if law enforcement officers claim that they were somehow involved in your drug crime.

What circumstances contribute to aggravated DUI?

Driving under the influence carries charges that have significant consequences. However, some events involving DUI may lead to more severe consequences than a singular charge called "aggravated DUI." An aggravating circumstance is any attendant factor that increases the criminality of the act.

Criminal conviction can threaten California real estate license

Under California law, the government may deny a real estate license application or begin disciplinary proceedings against the holder of a real estate license when the license applicant or holder is convicted of a crime that is substantially related to the job of being a real estate broker. Therefore, for someone who works in the industry or who is hoping to break into the market as a licensed California broker, criminal charges can have professional and personal ramifications far beyond just the potential conviction itself.

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