Marijuana Possession Defense

marijuana possession defenseThe Michigan attorneys of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates defend individuals who have been charged with marijuana possession or possession of marijuana paraphernalia. To speak to an experienced lawyer in Milford, Michigan, please contact our office at 248-676-1000.

Michigan Marijuana Possession Defense

Marijuana possession has various forms of charges:

  • Unlawful Possession of Marijuana — Violation: knowingly and unlawfully possessing any amount of marijuana under 25 grams in weight. Punishable by probation, rehab, community service hours, etc.
  • Fifth Degree Possession of Marijuana —Misdemeanor: knowingly and unlawfully possessing any amount of marijuana more than 25 grams in weight, or any amount burning or being used in public view in a public place. Punishable by up to $2,000 in fines, a suspended driver’s license for 90 days and a maximum of 1 year of imprisonment or rehab, community service, etc.
  • Fourth Degree Possession of Marijuana — Misdemeanor: knowingly and unlawfully possessing any amount of marijuana more than 2 ounces (about 57 grams). Punishable by up to $4,000 fine, and up to 18 months of imprisonment or rehab, community service, etc.
  • Third Degree Possession of Marijuana — Felony: knowingly and unlawfully possessing any amount of marijuana more than 8 ounces (about 227 grams). Punishable by up to $10,000 fine, and up to two years of imprisonment or rehab, community service, etc.
  • Second Degree Possession of Marijuana — Felony: knowingly and unlawfully possessing any amount of marijuana more than 1 pound (about 16 ounces and 454 grams). Punishable by up to $25,000 fine, and up to 10 years of imprisonment or rehab, community service, etc.
  • First Degree Possession of Marijuana — Felony: knowingly and unlawfully possessing any amount of marijuana more than 10 pounds (about 160 ounces and 4,530 grams). Punishable by up to $100,000 fine, and up to 20 years of imprisonment or rehab, community service, etc.

With a vast variety of possible charges and the legalization of medical marijuana in Michigan, it is important for a person to contact an experienced law firm like Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates in order to handle this kind of matter. Call 248-676-1000.

Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia

The possession of marijuana paraphernalia refers to any device used to introduce illegal substances into the body: i.e., pipes, needles, vaporizers, etc. This also refers to any trafficking devices, including digital scales, vials and even zipper bags used to sell, distribute, package or prepare marijuana will fall into this category. Charges for the offense of possession of narcotics paraphernalia is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 93 days in jail and a fine of up to $500 plus court costs. The sale of paraphernalia is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.

Various charges can be kept off a record with smart marijuana possession defense, which is why it is important to contact an experienced law office like Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates, in order to handle the fine print of the various charges. Contact an attorney at 248-676-1000 to discuss your marijuana possession defense.

Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates have many satisfied clients throughout the five counties of Southeastern Michigan – OaklandWashtenaw, Wayne, Genesee and Livingston. The Michigan Family Law Attorneys of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates have one simple objective: to handle our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates today to learn more about our experience and success at 248-676-1000. We are conveniently located in Milford, Michigan. We help clients throughout Milford; Highland; Hartland; White Lake; Commerce; Waterford; West Bloomfield; Walled Lake; South Lyon; New Hudson; Wixom; Linden; Holly; Fenton; Grand Blanc; Flint and many more local communities.

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