Defending clients arrested in PA with marijuana
Being arrested for marijuana in Pennsylvania deserves the attention of an experienced attorney. Though the drug is a Schedule I drug according to the federal and state’s scheduling of drugs, Pennsylvania has taken a lighter stance on the drug. Even so, being arrested with marijuana can still be a significant matter that can affect your future and the future of your family. If you are arrested with marijuana, it is important to consult with an effective criminal defense attorney. For over 25 years, The Conner Law Group has provided straightforward and skilled legal services to Pennsylvania. Even if you are arrested for simple possession, our firm can help mitigate the effects on your future. For a consultation, contact The Conner Law Group today.
Pennsylvania marijuana possession
An arrest for marijuana is a legal issue that depends greatly on the amount in one’s possession. For possession of 30 grams or less, a person can be subject to a misdemeanor charge, 30 days of jail time, and a $500 fine. For an arrest of 30 grams or more, a person could be subject to a misdemeanor charge, a maximum or 1 year in jail, and a $5000 fine. A first offense can be eligible for an early release, allowing a person to get probation for up to a year and no jail time. A second or subsequent arrest can lead to double penalties.
Pennsylvania marijuana sales or distribution
The sale or distribution of marijuana is a more significant legal matter. For 30 grams or less, a person is subject to some of the same penalties of possession, including a misdemeanor charge, 30 days, and a $500 fine. For greater than 2 pounds of marijuana, the penalties escalate.
- Sale between 2-10 lbs.: Felony, 1 year in jail, $5000 fine
- Sale between 10-50 lbs.: Felony, 3 years in jail, $25,000 fine
- Sale of fewer than 1000 lbs.: Felony, 3 years, $25,000 fine
- Sale of more than 1000 lbs.: Felony, 10 years, $100,000 fine
A second or subsequent conviction of sales or distribution brings the possibility of double penalties. If a person is convicted of these crimes within 1000 feet of a school or 250 feet of a playground, they could be subject to 2-4 years in prison. Sales to a minor by a person over 21 is a felony and could subject the arrestee to double penalties.
Contact an effective Montgomery County marijuana arrest attorney
If you have been arrested with marijuana, for possession or sales, it is important to have the right legal team on your side. The Conner Law Group has over 25 years of experience defending the rights and future of clients in Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. If you need quality legal support from a dedicated and effective legal team, our firm is ready to serve. We will assess your case, guide you through your legal options, and fight for you in court. Don’t let a drug possession charge ruin your life. Contact The Conner Law Group first.