Charged With Possession Of Marijuana In Bowling Green?
The Law Offices of Dwight Burton, PLLC, is known for providing an aggressive, high-quality defense for misdemeanor or felony marijuana possession charges. If you are accused of possession of marijuana, we are ready to move into action to help you fight to avoid conviction.
We are dedicated defenders in a range of drug crime cases, and we need to speak with you immediately if you have been arrested and charged. We are highly professional and aggressive in our approach to defending against charges of marijuana possession.
Our lead attorney formerly worked in the City of Canton Prosecutor’s Office, where he gained valuable insight into the criminal justice process, and what it takes to craft a defense case that can win at trial. Call for a consultation today or fill out our online form so we can connect with you and put our experience to work.
Penalties And Fines Attached To Convictions
In Kentucky, it is illegal to possess marijuana in any quantity. For small quantities, a marijuana possession violation is a class B misdemeanor, which upon conviction carries the penalty of a $250 fine, up to 45 days in jail or both. The larger the quantity of marijuana alleged to have been found in a person’s possession, the more extreme the penalties.
As with any other controlled dangerous substance, the level of the criminal charge and the associated penalties for possession will be based upon the quantity of marijuana involved and the number of prior convictions one may have on their criminal record.
For a first offense, possession of less than 8 ounces will be filed as a misdemeanor. Subsequent offenses will be charged as felonies, and could mean up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. Possession of more than 8 ounces of marijuana, even for a first-time marijuana possession offense, will be filed as felony possession with intent to distribute. Possession of 5 pounds or more leaves you open to the threat of getting a penalty imposed of up to 10 years in state prison.
These are consequences you need to fight back to avoid. Your best chance of fighting a charge of marijuana possession and avoiding conviction is to retain the services of a high-quality, skilled criminal defense lawyer immediately after your arrest.
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Contact us online or at 270-495-0074 to get facts about the strategy we could initiate that could lead to positive results, whether a dismissed charge, reduced charge or sentence, or a full acquittal at trial.