In the state of Michigan marijuana is legal for medical use. However, possessing, manufacturing/cultivating, distributing, or selling marijuana is illegal for individuals who do not have a medical marijuana card. Marijuana is a Schedule I drug, which means those who are charged with marijuana possession or marijuana possession with intent will face extremely harsh penalties if convicted. Lansing drug crime attorney Nicholas Leydorf is experienced, skilled, and dedicated to helping clients facing drug charges achieve the best possible outcome. If you have been accused of possessing, cultivating, or distributing "pot," "grass," or "weed," it is critical you consult with a lawyer right away.Marijuana Possession in Ingham County
Marijuana is a drug commonly used not only in Michigan, but throughout the U.S. Even though several states have legalized the use of marijuana other than for medical purposes, Michigan is not one of them. If convicted of marijuana possession, you will face serious criminal penalties which could impact your freedom, reputation, and career.
East Lansing marijuana possession attorney Nicholas Leydorf knows the serious consequences those convicted of possessing marijuana face. As a drug with a high potential for abuse or addiction, the state cracks down hard on offenders. If convicted, you may face penalties which include fines of as much as $2,000, up to one year in jail, or both. A prior drug conviction will result in penalties that are even harsher. Additionally, possession of an amount of marijuana police would consider more than normal for personal use may lead to more serious charges of marijuana possession with intent to distribute, deliver, or sell.Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Manufacture, or Distribute
Simple marijuana possession is typically charged as a misdemeanor. Possession with intent to distribute, manufacture, deliver, or sell is a felony offense. The criminal penalties you will face if convicted depend largely on your criminal record and the amount of marijuana involved.
The punishment for marijuana possession with intent includes substantial fines and jail/prison time. Depending on the amount involved, penalties will include fines which range from $20,000 to $10 million dollars; prison time will range from 4 years to 15 years; you may be sentenced to both fines and prison time. You will also have a criminal record which will affect various aspects of your life, including potential employment opportunities. In addition, you may be charged with violating federal drug laws and face charges at the federal level if more than 5 pounds or 100 marijuana plants are involved.Contact The Leydorf Law Firm Now
All drug charges are serious, and could potentially take away your freedom. Ingham County drug crime defense lawyer Nicholas Leydorf has a proven track record for successfully defending clients accused of marijuana possession or marijuana possession with intent to deliver, manufacture, or distribute. Without a capable and aggressive defense attorney on your side, your reputation, career, and freedom are at risk. Contact us today at (517)388-6800 for unsurpassed legal guidance and representation.