Oakland County Marijuana Crime Lawyer
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On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana. Although adults who are at least 21 years of age can possess and use cannabis in the state, it is possible to still be charged with a pot-related offense. Additionally, marijuana is still a Schedule 1 drug, according to the federal government.
If you have been arrested for a marijuana crime in Michigan, our Oakland County drug crime attorneys at Fraiberg & Pernie are ready to provide effective and personalized legal representation to get the outcome and justice you desire. With over 35 years of combined legal experience, including time spent as a local city prosecutor and local police officer, we have a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system to help our clients obtain the best possible results.
About the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (MRTMA)
Under MRTMA, an adult can possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis on his/her person and up to 10 ounces—and cultivate up to 12 marijuana plants—in his/her home. Possession of between more than 2.5 ounces and five ounces on your person is punishable by a civil infraction (fine) of up to $500 for a first offense, a fine of up to $1,000 for a second offense, and a fine of up to $2,000 for a third or subsequent offense.
However, committing two violations of unlawful marijuana possession or use is considered a misdemeanor. While you will not serve any jail time for a conviction, the offense will appear on your criminal record.
The following are several felony marijuana crimes in Michigan:
- Sale or distribution of at least five kilograms of cannabis
- Personal cultivation of more than 25 plants
- Sale or distribution to someone under 21 years old
- Third DUI involving marijuana
Other crimes under the MRTMA include:
- Using cannabis while operating a vehicle
- Smoking pot while being a passenger in a vehicle
- Possession or using marijuana on school grounds or a correctional facility
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Our legal team knows how disruptive a drug crime conviction can be, which is why we will do our best to reduce the charges you face or get your entire case dismissed. Let us protect your rights, reputation, and future immediately.
Contact us today to discuss your case with our Oakland County marijuana crime lawyer (248) 440-7936.