Though marijuana is becoming legal in more and more states nationwide, the fact is, the drug remains illegal for recreational use in Pennsylvania. If you are someone who is facing a marijuana-related charge, you must retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney who can help you mount the most effective defense possible. Please read on and reach out to our knowledgeable and aggressive firm to learn more about drug crimes and how we can help you through the legal process. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the consequences of possessing marijuana in Pennsylvania?
It is illegal to possess marijuana without a prescription in Pennsylvania, which is why if you are caught in the possession of the drug, you may face the following consequences:
- 30 grams or less: Misdemeanor, up to 30 days of incarceration, potential $500 fine
- More than 30 grams: Misdemeanor, up to 1 year of incarceration, potential $5,000 fine
If this is your first offense, under certain circumstances, you may be eligible for conditional release. However, if this is your subsequent possession conviction, you will most likely face doubled penalties.
What happens if I am caught selling marijuana in Pennsylvania?
The sale of marijuana for recreational use is illegal in Pennsylvania, and all those caught doing so will be punished accordingly without the assistance of an experienced attorney. The penalties for selling marijuana in Pennsylvania are as follows:
- 30 grams or less without profit: Misdemeanor, up to 30 days of incarceration, potential $500 fine
- More than 30 grams: Felony, up to 5 years of incarceration, potential $15,000 fine
- Within 1,000 feet of a school/within 250 feet of a recreational playground: Up to 4 years in prison
You should also note that if you are caught selling marijuana to a minor in Pennsylvania, you may face doubled penalties.
What happens if I am caught growing marijuana in Pennsylvania?
If you are caught growing any number of marijuana plants in the state of Pennsylvania, you risk facing felony charges, as well as spending up to 5 years in jail, and a potential $15,000 fine. No matter your legal circumstances, if you are facing a marijuana-related charge, our firm is here to help. All you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm
If you are someone who has recently been charged with the possession or sale of marijuana in Pennsylvania, you should contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein. Do not risk facing your charges alone–our firm is here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way.