Marijuana Charges Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly
With more and more states legalizing recreational marijuana, the guidelines and laws regarding its possession and use can be difficult to understand. In Indiana, possession of this substance is still illegal, although neighboring states have legalized it. Being caught with any amount of marijuana in Indiana can result in an arrest and drug charges. Drug crimes at the state level can include possession of paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute and simple possession.
While it can be considered a minor offense, it’s still important to get the help of an attorney with experience in drug cases. At The Region Lawyers, our attorneys have more than ten years of experience fighting criminal charges in both state and federal courts. We can help you understand what to expect and build a strong defense from the start.
What Are The Consequences?
Even though marijuana possession can be considered a minor offense, there are still serious penalties and consequences to any drug charge. Most possession cases fall under misdemeanor offense guidelines, but a charge could be elevated to a felony offense with 30 grams or more. There are also several conditions that can enhance charges, including:
- Use of a firearm
- Use where minors are in proximity (such as dealing near a school or park)
- The amount in possession
Drug possession can result in jail time or counseling in lieu of jail time. Misdemeanor marijuana charges can also result in fines of up to $1,000, with fines and time to be served increasing depending on the quantity.
Contact Us For Answers
When you face any sort of drug charge, including marijuana possession, it is important to take these charges seriously. Get in touch with our drug crime lawyers for help dealing with charges. Use our contact form to get in touch or call our Merrillville office at 219-961-3814. Free consultations are available. We work with clients throughout The Region, the state of Indiana and northern Illinois.