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Marijuana Defense Lawyer

Experienced Marijuana Defense Lawyer

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Select an experienced marijuana defense lawyer.  With the fast-changing laws regarding the use of marijuana or possession of marijuana, its critical to carefully evaluate your defenses when charged with a marijuana crime.  
Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, a drug crime lawyer, will show you what the prosecutor must prove to convict you.  As your marijuana Defense Lawyer, he will explain the elements of the crime and your best defense to the charges.

Possession of Marijuana

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year in jail.  A conditional discharge is possible.
  • Possession in a park is either a felony or a misdemeanor, based on the judge’s discretion, and is punishable by a maximum of 2 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense Possession of Marijuana results in an enhanced sentence of up to 2 years in prison.
  • Any conviction for possession of marijuana results in a 6 month Drivers License Suspension, with the chance of restricted privileges after 30 days
  • Use of  marijuana is a misdemeanor which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a maximum fine of $100.

Sale of Marijuana

  • Sale without receiving payment  is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000.
  • The sale of less than 5 kg is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 4 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $20,000.
  • The sale of 5 kg-45 kg is a felony which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 7 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $500,000.
  • The sale of 45 kg or more is a felony which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000,000.
  • If you use a house or vehicle to facilitate the sale of marijuana, you could face a 2 year felony for maintaining a drug house or drug vehicle.

Cultivation and Manufacturing of Marijuana

  • The cultivation of fewer than 20 plants is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 4 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $20,000.
  • The cultivation of 20-200 plants is a felony which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 7 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $500,000.
  • The cultivation of more than 200 plants is a felony which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000,000.
  • If you use a house or vehicle to facilitate the sale of marijuana, you could face a 2 year felony for maintaining a drug house or drug vehicle.

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