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Legal Defense for Marijuana Possession Charges in Lansing & surrounding areas

MCL Section 333.7212 – Possession of Marijuana, a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance

Marijuana (sometimes spelled marihuana), regarded as "pot," "weed," "hash” or any variety of alternate names, is the most used drug in the United States. Possession charges are extremely common, and almost everyone who is currently smoking marijuana without a medical prescription can be subject to either prison time and or fines. In the state of Michigan, growing marijuana without requisite authority under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act is taken very serious, having some of the most difficult cultivation regulations in the country.

Michigan's Criminal Consequences for Marijuana Possession

If you are charged with smoking marijuana, you can be facing a misdemeanor with up to 90 days in jail, as well as up to $100 in fines. Possession of marijuana in Michigan is a misdemeanor, with consequences of up to one year in prison, as well as fines up to $2,000. Possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a public park increases the repercussions and penalties associated with the crime, with a maximum sentence of two years’ imprisonment and fines that are up to $2,000.
Based on the quantity of marijuana you personally possess at the period of your arrest, you may be charged with “possession with intent to sell or deliver.” Intent to deliver or sell carries very severe repercussions compared to just possession.  However, with good legal counsel you have a chance.
Bahrie Law will represent you to limit your criminal exposure. We will make sure your rights are protected and that you are represented to the fullest. We have assisted people on numerous occasions with marijuana possession charges.
If you are being charged with the sale of fewer than 5 grams of marijuana, it is still a felony in the state of Michigan, punishable by up to four years’ imprisonment and fines of up to $20,000. If you were charged with the sale of marijuana, 45 kilograms or less is a felony, with a maximum of seven years’ imprisonment and fines of up to $500,000. Sale of greater than 45 kilograms is a felony carrying sentencing of up to 15 years’ imprisonment and fines that can add up to $10,000,000.
Possession of marijuana plants carries felony cultivation charges. With regard to Michigan Code 333.7401, marijuana cultivation has consequences of up to four years in jail and fines up to $20,000. If you were in possession of over 200 plants, charges and repercussions are up to 15 years’ imprisonment and fines well above a million dollars. Actually, the maximum fine is $10,000,000 for possession of over 200 plants.

Hash & Concentrates

Marijuana and hashish are punished in a similar fashion in the state of Michigan. Hashish, oil extracts and alternate forms of extracts are encompassed under the definition of marihuana.
Speaking with the police or a prosecutor about your marijuana-related charges prior to contacting a lawyer is NOT recommended. Contact Bahrie Law today to make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive the proper representation for your charges. We will use our more than 40 years of criminal defense experience to make sure your marijuana case is defended to the fullest. Jeopardizing the results of your case by disregarding the need for legal representation is not a liberty you can afford.

Medical Reasons

Without a valid medical prescription for marijuana, no individual can use or possess marijuana in any amount. Marijuana possession charges are serious, and without a unique proven defense strategy, you could end up in jail. If your possession of marijuana was for medical reasons, thoroughly examining the information and facts leading up to your arrest is critical. Exposing any illegal search or seizure is crucial to earning your freedom.

Diversion Programs

The state of Michigan allows for diversion programs for individuals going through their first prosecutions. Typically, diversion will let an individual decide on probation instead of a trial. Immediately after properly finishing probation, the associated crime does not reflect the individual's record.

Driving While Drugged

State of Michigan law forbids any driver from operating a motor vehicle if they contain a detectable level of an illicit drug or substance present in their actual physical bodily fluids that are higher than a specific level that the state has determined. For further information, contact Bahrie Law today. We have more than 40 years’ experience in defending marijuana cases, and we can help educate you on the laws, as well as defend your rights.
Bahrie Law is very knowledgeable in defending marijuana-related charges. Due to the complexity and difficult nature of organizing an effective defense, selecting a high-quality attorney and ensuring your freedom is critical. It does not matter what criminal offense you are charged with; one should never take any risks with their freedoms. If you have recently been charged with or are facing criminal charges/offenses, you are going to want the power of a reputable attorney in the courtroom.
Bahrie Law is here to provide you with the right defense, at the right time, in the right place. We are here to work with you and for your rights. Call us at 517-694-1300 for a free evaluation.
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