Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 21.23 F. Transportation

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Transportation of a controlled substance, if the transporter intends to use the drugs personally, may be treated similarly to a conviction for simple possession.[195]  The most significant difference may be that an expungement will not be effective to eliminate its immigration consequences, even in the Ninth Circuit.  See § 21.36, infra.

[195] See, e.g., People v. Watkins, 214 P.2d 414, 416 (Cal. Ct.App. 1950) (allowing conviction for transportation of marijuana even where defendant could not be found guilty of possession of marijuana).