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.