Macomb County Marijuana Charges

Although the medicinal use of marijuana was approved by Michigan voters in 2008, conflicting state and federal legislation continues to blur the definition of marijuana drug crimes. Additionally, those who do not have the authorization of a physician for the use of medical marijuana still face harsh criminal penalties. Having represented numerous clients charged with a variety of marijuana-related offenses, I believe I am fully prepared to tackle the complexities of these allegations and I am confident that I can fight for their rights and freedoms. If you or a loved one has been charged with a marijuana drug crime, allow a Macomb County criminal defense lawyer from my firm to be of assistance. I am prepared to handle all related charges that may arise, including any of the following:

Possession of Marijuana

Possessing a controlled substance is a serious criminal offense in Michigan. The precise charges and penalties you may face are largely dependent upon the amount of marijuana allegedly in your possession and your prior criminal record. Typically, standard possession charges are prosecuted as misdemeanors and are punishable by possible terms of imprisonment, fines, or both.

It is important to note that as a result of shifting social views regarding drug crime offenders, the state of Michigan may allow those accused of possession to enter into probation in lieu of traditional penalties. This can include participation in a drug treatment court. Should all terms and conditions be fulfilled, first-time offenders may have their charges dismissed. There may only be one discharge or dismissal afforded to an individual.

Cultivation of Marijuana

Cultivating marijuana or operating a grow operation is considered a felony offense. Penalties can be severe and depend heavily on the amount of marijuana or plants involved.

Other Marijuana Offenses

The sale, delivery, or distribution of marijuana is perhaps the most serious marijuana drug crime one can face. Penalties include terms of imprisonment and fines that increase in conjunction with the amount of marijuana involved.

Meet with a Macomb County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Looking for a lawyer for a marijuana charge in Macomb County? Although recent trends have suggested that drug crime offenders may have the opportunity to pursue reduced or alternative sentencing options, the fact remains that these conditions are never guaranteed. With such serious and life-altering penalties at stake, anyone facing a drug crime allegation involving marijuana should seek the experienced representation my firm can provide. I work diligently to protect your rights and fight tirelessly to preserve your freedom. I encourage residents in Macomb County and Oakland County to contact Bowden Law, PLLC to schedule a free case evaluation.