Posted By Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz || 29-Oct-2015
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.
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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.
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