WEIGHTS & MEASURES DEFENSE
As part of The Silverstein Law Firm’s interaction with local government, we represent businesses cited by County Agricultural Commissions for Weights & Measures.
The Silverstein Law Firm has successfully represented businesses from food, clothing, sporting goods, art supplies, health products and other retailers, to recycling facilities, to international importers, to wholesalers in Weights and Measures prosecutions. These cases are filed by District Attorneys and 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. These laws deal with fair packaging and labeling, unit pricing, standards of measurement, weighing devices and scanners. Anyone violating these laws can be subject to criminal penalties.
Weights and Measures cases often 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 and penalty assessments, and limitation or elimination of probation.
The Silverstein Law Firm effectively and proactively assists businesses in Weights and Measures matters.