Have you recently been arrested for a crime related to marijuana? When you need help avoiding a conviction, get in touch with a Vigo County marijuana attorney who has the experience you need to beat your charges.
Despite the general trend toward marijuana-friendly policies in some other states, Indiana has yet to begin moving in that direction. That means you can still be charged with a crime for possessing, selling, or cultivating marijuana. And you could find yourself facing serious penalties.
Fortunately, a Vigo County marijuana lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm can build a compelling case in your defense so your life isn’t any more affected by the charges you’re facing than it needs to be. We will work hard to obtain evidence that demonstrates your innocence. Criminal convictions at any level can ruin your life. Call an aggressive defense attorney who can clear your name.
Breakdown of Marijuana Charges in Indiana
When you’re charged with a crime in Indiana, it will be classified as an infraction, misdemeanor, or felony. An infraction is considered a petty offense for which you’ll pay a fine—think traffic tickets.
A misdemeanor charge can fall under three categories: A, B, and C, with A being the most serious and C being the least serious. Misdemeanors can include a period of jail time not to exceed twelve months in addition to a fine not to exceed $5,000.
Felonies are the most serious charges and are divided into six levels, with Level 1 being the most serious and Level 6 being the least serious. Felony crimes include incarceration in a prison for a minimum of twelve months and fines not to exceed $10,000.
Depending on the nature of the marijuana charges you’re facing in Vigo County, you could be charged with anything from a Class A misdemeanor to a Level 5 felony. Aggravating factors could make the punishments you face even worse.
Marijuana Possession Penalties in Vigo County
In Indiana, possession of marijuana is illegal. When you are a first-time offender in possession of marijuana (less than thirty grams), you can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor.
If you are a repeat offender, you may be charged with a Level 6 felony. Repeat offenders who are in possession of more than 30 grams can be charged with even more serious crimes.
The sale or cultivation of marijuana in Vigo County will result in similar charges, depending on how much you are in possession of or are growing or manufacturing. The good news? Your marijuana attorney will work with you to build a powerful defense.
Marijuana Charge Defenses
There are a number of strategies we can take to defend you. A few examples of defenses for marijuana charges are as follows:
- Unlawful search and seizure
- Loss of evidence
- Lab analysis errors
You can speak to your attorney about the details of your arrest and the charges you’re facing to determine which defensive strategy will work best for your case.
Call a Vigo County Marijuana Attorney
Don’t let yourself be convicted of a marijuana-related crime. Consult with a knowledgeable Vigo County marijuana lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm. We can help you avoid harsh punishments. You can take advantage of your free, no-obligation case evaluation by giving our office a call at 1-812-232-7400 or filling out the quick contact form we’ve provided below.