Possession of less than forty grams of marijuana i s filed as a misdemeanor , and above that amount a felony charge . If you have are accused of possession of marijuana, see a Seattle criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect your rights, freedom and future. Our legal team at Blair & Kim, PLLC has the experience needed in criminal law to provide you with aggressive and skilled legal defense.
Penalties for Possession in Seattle, WA
Under state law, a misdemeanor can still wind up with jail time and large fines. A misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana could potentially carry jail time of up to ninety days and a $1,000 fine. For people under the age of 21, it could also lead to suspension of their driver's license. For possession of over forty grams, the charge becomes a class C felony and a potential sentence of up to five years in prison and a ten thousand dollar fine. On top of this, prosecutors may argue that you had the intent to sell and this would enhance or increase potential penalties.
Law enforcement regards curbing the sale of controlled substances as a means to stem the flow of drugs, so prosecutors are quite eager to get a conviction for the sale of a drug, as is their duty. In facing this situation, you need an intelligent, knowledgeable and aggressive legal defense, which we can provide to you. We have a former prosecutor on our team who has handled more than 15,000 cases so we have the inside track on how a prosecuting attorney will prepare his case against you. These cases are defendable by a lawyer who knows the law well , from both sides of the aisle. Call our office today and talk with an attorney who understands.
Contact a Seattle possession attorney for experienced legal def ense of possession of marijuana.