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  • Marijuana Possession Defense Salt Lake CityNo matter what your personal situation, the consequences of being convicted of marijuana possession could have a negative impact on your future. Do not take a chance with something so important: talk to Greg S. Law, a former police officer-turned criminal defense lawyer with a reputation for success in handling drug possession cases.

    For answers to your questions, call or contact us online for a free initial consultation. Mr. Law formerly worked as a drug recognition expert (DRE) for the police and now uses that knowledge to help defend clients against all types of drug charges.

    Protecting You From The Harsh Penalties Of Possession

    Charges for possession of marijuana are based on the amount of the drug alleged to be in possession, and can be enhanced by the existence of prior charges and/or convictions. Penalties also vary depending on whether yours is a case of “simple possession” or if you had marijuana with the intent to sell it. The following penalties apply based on weight of the drug:

    • Less than one ounce: up to $1,000 fine and six months in jail
    • Between one ounce and one pound: up to $2,500 fine and one year in jail
    • Between one and 100 pounds: up to$5,000 fine and five years in prison
    • More than 100 pounds: up to $10,000 fine and between one and 15 years in prison

    Similar, albeit separate penalties apply for possession of drug paraphernalia like pipes or bongs. Again, penalties increase if you intend to sell the paraphernalia — especially if you sell to a minor.

    We may be able to suppress the evidence against you if it wasn’t obtained legally. Our Utah possession of marijuana attorneys will use this and other defense strategies to pursue acquittal of all charges or negotiate a plea agreement to alternative sentencing or reduced charges.

    Contact A Utah Marijuana Possession Attorney Today

    Our criminal defense lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected. To schedule a free consultation, call 801-261-6228 or contact us with a brief e-mail message.

    We are available for evening and weekend appointments. We also accept major credit cards.