Marijuana laws have changed drastically over the years. There are several states now that have legalized even recreational use of marijuana, even though marijuana remains on a list of federally controlled substances. Still other states have made medical marijuana legal so that people in those states can use marijuana if it is prescribed by a doctor for an acceptable condition. Things are definitely changing.
The fact remains that marijuana is illegal in almost every state, and if you are found in possession of marijuana in excess of legally acceptable amounts, you can be charged with a misdemeanor or even a felony. Likewise, you can be charged if you intend to distribute marijuana to other people. There are both state and federal laws that will result in charges against you, with federal charges always being the most serious of the two types.
Marijuana penalties are wide ranging. If you’re charged with a misdemeanor, you’re facing up to a year in county jail and a fine. If it’s felony possession or intent to distribute or traffic marijuana, then you’re going to face a substantially more frightening amount of time in not just jail but prison. The distinction between a misdemeanor and a felony will almost always be the AMOUNT of the drug in your possession. The more marijuana you have, the more prison time you’re going to face and the more serious the charge.
It’s important to be familiar with federal laws for marijuana possession so that you’re aware of the type of crime you’re facing. Your penalty will also have to do with how many times you’ve been convicted of a marijuana crime before. A second offense will be more serious than a first offense and so on. Penalties include:
– Court ordered substance abuse classes
– Community service
– Prison (In the most serious offenses)
– A felony on your record (Very serious)
Our law office is full of success stories regarding marijuana laws. We’re able to get to the heart of the matter and work with courts and other agencies to make sure that our clients get a desirable outcome. Thanks to changing attitudes toward marijuana and drug problems in general, we’re often able to get clients who are guilty of certain offenses away from prisons and into treatment centers. We’re able to use drug possession defenses to their best possible effect.
And we can defend you from charges at all. In fact, if there was entrapment or illegal search and seizure in your case, it’s likely that we can get your case dismissed. If not, we will compile a defense for you that will put pressure on the prosecution to either give you a great plea bargain OR we’ll take it all the way to trial and defend you with every legal measure we have in our book. And that’s a LOT. Over the decades, we’ve learned what it takes to successfully defend our clients against even the most serious of charges. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
We know that your greatest wish right now is to resolve your case and get on with your life, with no jail time or even court dates. We can’t promise that you won’t be in a court of law again, but we can promise that if we’re by your side, your chances of successfully resolving your case is going to increase tenfold. Our lawyers can sometimes take even the most hopeless of cases and turn them into success stories. For example, many clients don’t realize they were the victim of improper police procedures. When the police make mistakes in your arrest, we’ll make them pay for it.
If you’re tired of fighting an uphill battle in your marijuana case, then give us a call today. We give every potential client a free consultation. During this consultation, we’ll discuss the details of your case and begin to go to work for you right away. We’re anxious to help you move past this difficult time in your life. We can help you beat the charges you’re facing and move on with your life.