LIST OF OFFENSES FOR SELF-REPRESENTATION

For reference, the following offenses, charged as misdemeanors only, may be appropriate for self-representation with the assistance of an advisory counsel. This list does NOT include all possible offenses. 

Alcohol Offenses

  • Bus. & Professions Code § 25662. Minor in Possession of Alcohol

  • Penal Code § 647(f). Drunk in Public / Public Intoxication

  • Penal Code § 415(2). Disturbing the Peace with Loud, Unreasonable Noise

Driving Offenses

  • Vehicle Code § 2800.1. Evading a Police Officer

  • Vehicle Code § 4462.5. Displaying False or Stolen Registration Stickers

  • Vehicle Code § 12500. Driving Without a Valid License 

  • Vehicle Code § 14601.1. Driving on a Suspended License 

  • Vehicle Code § 14601.2. Driving on a Suspended License from a Prior DUI 

  • Vehicle Code § 16028. Driving Without Valid Insurance

  • Vehicle Code § 20002. Hit & Run Property Damage Only 

  • Vehicle Code § 23103. Reckless Driving (Wet Reckless or Dry Reckless)

  • Vehicle Code § 23109. Drag Racing / Speed Contest 

  • Vehicle Code § 23152. DUI (See "DUI" section below)

  • Vehicle Code § 23221. Driving With An Open Container

  • Vehicle Code § 23222(b). Driving With Marijuana

DUI (First Offense)

Drug Offenses

  • Health & Safety Code § 11350. Possession of a Controlled Substance

  • Health & Safety Code § 11357(b). Possession of Marijuana More Than 28.5 Grams

  • Health & Safety Code § 11357(c). Possession of Marijuana 28.5 Grams or Less

  • Health & Safety Code § 11358(c). Cultivation of More than Six Marijuana Plants

  • Health & Safety Code § 11359(b). Possession of Cannabis for Sale

  • Health & Safety Code § 11360(a). Sale/Transportation of Cannabis

  • Health & Safety Code § 11360(b). Furnishing 28.5 Grams or Less of Marijuana

  • Health & Safety Code § 11362.3(a). Smoking Marijuana in Prohibited Place

  • Health & Safety Code § 11364. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

  • Health & Safety Code § 11377. Possession of a Controlled Substance

  • Health & Safety Code § 11550. Under the Influence of Controlled Substance ​​

Property Crimes

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