West Chester Marijuana Possession Attorney
The politics of legalized marijuana gets thrown out the door and the reality of a criminal record and penalties present themselves when you are faced with a notice to appear in Court for Possession of Marijuana charges. As soon as you are stopped or arrested or served – is the time to speak to an experienced, aggressive criminal defense lawyer – contact our West Chester based marijuana possession lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices for questions regarding your case.
Experienced and Aggressive in Fighting a Marijuana Possession Conviction
A charge of possession of a marijuana is a misdemeanor grade offense and if convicted will give you a permanent criminal record. Possession of 30g or less is a misdemeanor punishable by 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. Possession of more than 30g is a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. Do not go to court alone and do not plead guilty with the benefit of an aggressive attorney.
Our goal is to get the misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession dismissed. In reviewing our case we evaluate whether the police violated your rights, including whether they illegally stopped you, illegally searched you or illegally interrogated you. In certain cases we will be able to negotiate a dismissal of the charges at the preliminary hearing; especially in cases of first offense or where the legality of the police’s prosecution is in doubt. In other cases, we have been successful in getting a client placed on a diversionary program, like Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) that will result in the dismissal of the marijuana possession charge after a period of probation.
The major difference between a misdemeanor charge and a felony charge involving marijuana is often whether it was possessed for personal use or with the intent to distribute.
Contact Ciccarelli Law Offices when you need an experienced defense lawyer to fight your Marijuana Possession Charges. Our experienced team is ready to take on your case and fight for your rights before, during and after an arrest. Let us prepare a successful defense strategy and tactics for your possession charges.
We represent clients charged with such Pennsylvania drug offenses as:
- Marijuana Possession Charges
- Small Amount of Marijuana or “pot”
- Possession of Marijuana Plant
- Juvenile Offense of Marijuana Possesion
Ciccarelli Law offices defends individuals and their families facing serious drug related offenses including marijuana possession charges throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Our defense lawyers have been handling drug cases for more than 30 years and look to help clients avoid having these charges lead to serious jail time and a permanent mark on their criminal record.
With locations throughout the metropolitan Philadelphia area, call our office today for a free case evaluation at (610) 692-8700 or toll free at (877) 529-2422.