WEIGHTS & MEASURES DEFENSE
As part of The Silverstein Law Firm’s interaction with local government, we represent businesses cited by County Agricultural Commission Weights & Measures Divisions.
The Silverstein Law Firm has successfully represented diverse businesses from retailers, recycling facilities, importers and wholesalers in the seafood industry, and other commercial ventures in Weights and Measures prosecutions brought by County District Attorneys and local City Attorneys, including under California Business and Professions Code Sections 12024, 12512, 12603 and 17500.
Weights and Measures laws regulate how businesses charge or pay consumers for goods when based on a unit of measure or weight. The laws address situations including fair packaging and labeling, unit pricing, standards of measurement, weighing devices and scanners. Anyone who violates these laws can be subject to criminal penalties.
Weights and Measures cases typically involve alleged overcharges, under-weighing, under-payments, advertising or sales errors. The Silverstein Law Firm has obtained many favorable dispositions for our clients including dismissal of counts and parties, reduced fines, reduced penalty assessments, and limitation or avoidance of probation.
The Silverstein Law Firm effectively assists businesses in Weights and Measures matters.