Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession

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Far too many people seem to believe that low-level marijuana crimes are not very serious. This leads people to plead guilty rather than hire a lawyer to fight the charges. You should know that a conviction for a misdemeanor marijuana crime or possession of paraphernalia carries long-lasting consequences. A conviction for a simple possession of marijuana charge can result in a:

  • Suspension of your driver's license
  • Loss of financial aid
  • Loss of current or future employment
  • Loss of your right to possess or carry a firearm

Do not make the mistake of simply paying a fine or taking a guilty plea. You have rights that should be protected.

If you have been charged with any of these crimes in Lancaster, Ohio, or the surrounding areas, you should contact me for the strength you need to find solutions against these charges.

As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I am here to help you through this difficult time by being an aggressive advocate committed to pursuing the best outcome possible. I have succeeded in having many misdemeanor cases dismissed outright, or reclassified as something less serious when dismissal is just not realistic. I will work tirelessly to achieve a positive outcome for you.


Possession of marijuana in an amount less than 100 grams is a minor misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia is also a misdemeanor. Although these cases may appear less threatening, it is important to keep in mind that a conviction of any drug offense comes with an automatic six-month driver's license suspension and may prohibit you from lawfully owning a firearm. You could also find it difficult to get a job in the future or find it harder to get admitted to college if you are a student.

Facing Possession With Intent to Sell? I Can Help.

The defense of crimes of this nature varies widely with the charge. Because of the serious consequences involved, each drug defense must be tailored to the specific facts of the case. Many possible defenses exist, including:

  • Constitutional violations
  • Proper identification and measurement of the alleged drug
  • Surveillance and informant use
  • Entrapment
  • Other relevant issues

All of these should be carefully considered and evaluated in preparing the appropriate defense strategy. I am equipped with the experience, skill and knowledge to help you mount a strong defense that takes all of these factors into account

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