Expunging a Marijuana Conviction in Bakersfield CA

Expunging a Marijuana Conviction in Bakersfield CA

If you have a conviction for marijuana use or possession in Bakersfield CA, you can now have your record expunged under Prop 64, “The Adult Use of Marijuana Act”, which will allow most people with marijuana offenses to either fully expunge and remove the conviction from their record, reduce their conviction to a misdemeanor, or reduce their conviction to an infraction; however, the process is not automatic. A petition must be filed with the court and prove that you are not a danger to society. The Law Offices of Mark Anthony Raimondo in Bakersfield, CA will help you through the marijuana conviction expungement petition process.

What offenses are covered by Prop 64 for expungement?

– Possession of NOT more than one ounce of marijuana or not more than 4 grams of concentrate (hash/oil/rosin): Possession by an adult over age 21 was a $100 ticket and anyone with this offense will now be able to have it expunged from their record entirely. If you were under age 21 at the time of the offense, it is reducible to an infraction. If the possession occurred in a school or on school grounds, then the offense cannot be expunged entirely from your record. Instead, it can be reduced to a misdemeanor if you were 18 years of age or older or reduced to an infraction if you were under the age of 18.

– Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana or more than four grams of concentrate (hash/oil/rosin): Possession of hash/oil/rosin was a misdemeanor or a felony and anyone with this offense will be able to reduce the offense. If you were under age 18 at the time the offense was committed, it can be reduced to an infraction. If you were 18 or older at the time the offense was committed, then it is reducible to a misdemeanor only.

– Cultivation of less than 6 marijuana plants: This was a felony and anyone with this offense will be able to have it expunged from their record entirely (if you were under 21 at the time of the offense it will be reduced to an infraction).

– Cultivation of more than 6 marijuana plants: This was a felony and anyone with this offense will be able to reduce it to a misdemeanor in most cases unless you had prior offenses for cultivation of more than 6 plants (if you were under 21 at the time of the offense it will be reduced to an infraction).

– Possession of Marijuana for sale: Was a felony and anyone with this offense will be able to reduce it to a misdemeanor if it is their first or second offense in most cases. (If you were under 18 when the offense was committed it can be reduced to an infraction).

– Transportation of marijuana for sale and unlawful gift over 28.5 grams marijuana or any amount of concentrate: This was a felony and anyone with this offense will be able to reduce it to a misdemeanor in most cases (If you were under 18 at the time the offense was committed it is reducible to an infraction).

– Transportation of marijuana for sale and unlawful gift under 28.5 grams marijuana (not concentrate): This was a felony and anyone with this offense will be able to reduce it to an infraction. What are the next steps?

You can start the petition yourself or call our office for a Free Consultation and professional assistance with your marijuana expungement petition at (661) 827-8000.