When Is Marijuana Possession a Felony in Indiana?

If you were recently charged with marijuana possession, you are probably wondering what’s going to happen next. What penalties are you facing? How will a weed possession conviction in Indiana affect your life? What will your defense be if you happen to go to trial? These questions can all be answered when you reach out to an experienced marijuana possession lawyer.

What Is Marijuana Possession?

A marijuana possession charge means that upon searching you, your vehicle, or your property, marijuana was found. These charges can be classified as being a misdemeanor or a felony depending on how much marijuana you are found to have on your person.

Though many states across the nation have decriminalized or legalized marijuana or made it available for medicinal purposes, Indiana is much more strict, following federal marijuana laws, which means weed is illegal in Indiana in any form, with the exception of cannabidiol (CBD).

You Could Be Facing Felony Charges in Indiana

A felony marijuana possession conviction could deeply impact your life. If you have a prior drug offense, carrying more than thirty grams of weed will result in a Class D felony possession charge. Felonies are the most serious type of charge you can have.

Felonies are divided into six categories, called levels. A Level 1 felony would be considered the most serious, while a Level 6 would be the least serious. A felony conviction could result in imprisonment for at least 6 months and fines up to $10,000. Repeat offenders should expect to be automatically charged with a Class D felony, no questions asked.

Reach Out to an Indiana Marijuana Lawyer

If you need help beating a marijuana conviction, or if you have questions regarding your marijuana charges, consult with a knowledgeable Indiana marijuana lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm. Give our office a call at 1-812-232-7400 or complete the convenient contact form we’ve included below to schedule your initial case evaluation.