While the marijuana climate seems to be shifting across the United States,
Pennsylvania is one of many states which still has strict penalties for
even minor marijuana crimes. If you’ve been arrested for marijuana
possession, sale, distribution, or cultivation, contact our Pittsburgh
drug crimes attorney for tough defense.
If you are caught in possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana, you can
be charged with a misdemeanor and will face up to 30 days in jail and
a potential $500 fine. Possession of more than this amount is also a misdemeanor,
but could land you in jail for up to a year, and the fine can multiply
to $5000. If you’ve received multiple convictions, these penalties
can be doubled.
Sale of Marijuana
There are a wide range of potential charges you can face for selling or
distributing marijuana, which range from misdemeanors to felonies. The
severity of the charge will generally depend on the amount of marijuana
in question, but other factors including prior drug convictions or sale
to a minor can lead to more serious charges.
Growing marijuana is automatically a felony charge, and carries serious
consequences. Interestingly, you could spend more time in jail for growing
a single marijuana plant than for selling 900 lbs. of the drug. For this
reason, it’s critical to retain an experienced Pittsburgh criminal
defense attorney if you’re facing charges.
Don’t Plead Guilty – Call Our Firm Today.
If you’re facing any type of drug crime charges in Pittsburgh, contact
our firm immediately to secure tough, aggressive defense. Our skilled
attorney has more than 38 years of experience, and understands how to
effectively defend his clients in the courtroom.
Call (412) 453-3341 today to get your
free case evaluation.