§ 21.23 (F)
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(F) Expungement. Counsel can argue that transportation for personal use is a “lesser offense,” and therefore expungement of a first-time conviction for transporting a controlled substance will work, for immigration purposes, as well as an expungement for simple possession. See § 21.36, infra. If successful, the same argument should work equally well where the noncitizen has been convicted of simple possession and transportation, as long as both convictions were entered during the same criminal proceeding. Since some states, like California, punish transportation more seriously than simple possession, it may be difficult to succeed in making this argument in those jurisdictions.
 Cardenas-Uriarte v. INS, 227 F.3d 1132 (9th Cir. 2000) (possession of paraphernalia).
 See § 21.36, infra.
 Compare California Health & Safety Code § 11360(a), with California Health & Safety Code § 11357(a).