Marijuana possession arrests lead to state or federal misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the circumstances.
In any situation, it is important to obtain representation from a knowledgeable drug crimes attorney to minimize the penalties you face.
At the Law Offices of Gary Churak, P.C., Attorney Churak handles marijuana possession cases of all sizes and severity.
His hard-nosed litigation style and vast knowledge of the law give him an edge in your proceedings, enabling you to come away with a better result.
Trust in his more than 30 years of legal experience to protect your rights.
The charges for marijuana possession depend on the amount of the drug involved.
Small amounts are usually considered to be misdemeanors and result in relatively small fines.
Felony possession cases typically involve large amounts of marijuana, particularly when there is the intent to distribute.
The greater the amount of marijuana in your possession, the more significant the penalties you face.
These may include:
Other factors affecting potential penalties include your age, whether you have an existing criminal record, whether the marijuana was in plant or ready-to-use form, previous drug charges or whether you were in possession of any other drug paraphernalia.
Of course, there are consequences beyond those in the criminal justice system for those charged with marijuana possession.
It is significantly more difficult to find or maintain employment when you have drug charges on your record.
"If you wish to enlist in the military or attend college, these charges could render you ineligible. Additionally, they could prevent you from receiving federal student loans or grants."
His criminal defense law firm is prepared to handle the complexities of your case.
When you need representation for marijuana charges, call the Law Offices of Gary Churak evening or weekend calls are instantly forwarded to Mr. Churak’s personal line so that he can help you when you need it.
Call us at (210) 545-3850 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation. The firm provides 24/7 telephone answering service.