Marijuana Possession in Kitsap County
Charged with marijuana possession? Call our firm now.
Don't assume that marijuana possession is legal in Kitsap County. Marijuana
possession of more than 1 ounce is still a criminal offense. If you have
been charged with possession of marijuana, our Kitsap County criminal
lawyer is prepared to move into action for you.
With the passage of Initiative 502 (I-502), marijuana possession became
legal in the state for adults over 21 years of age, in quantities of up
to 1 ounce of useable marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana-infused product
in solid form, 72 ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form or
any combination of all three. As former prosecutors and over 30 years
of cumulative experience, the attorneys at
Ramirez & Walker, Inc. has the background and insight into the justice process that could be
extremely valuable to you in your defense.
There are constitutional protections that may have been violated in a search
and seizure, the arrest, or other aspect of your case, and it is critical
that the details are analyzed by our legal team at once. We will determine
if it is appropriate to file a motion to suppress, motion to dismiss,
or challenge the evidence of marijuana possession at trial.
Drug convictions can drastically alter your future including education, employment
and other areas of your life. As your attorney, we will aggressively defend
you in court, and we are prepared to explore every avenue for your defense.
Penalties for Marijuana Possession in Kitsap County
Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges for marijuana possession
depends on your age and the amount alleged to have been in your possession.
You may be charged with a misdemeanor if you possess more than one ounce,
but less than 40 grams. Penalties can include a fine of between $250 and
$500, up to 90 days in jail, or both.
Felony charges of marijuana possession can be filed in cases that involve
40 grams or more. Penalties include a fine of up to $10,000, up to 5 years
in prison, or both. In addition, with marijuana possession charges in
cases involving 40 grams or more of the substance, you may have additional
charges of intent to distribute filed against you.
Any quantity of marijuana possession is illegal if you are under the age
of 21, and if you are convicted of marijuana possession in a case involving
less than 40 grams of marijuana, there is an additional penalty of a 1
year driver's license revocation, even if a diversion agreement is
entered into pursuant to marijuana possession charges.
In addition to the obvious penalties for marijuana possession, there are
other consequences not readily apparent. Marijuana possession conviction
can impact employment, professional licenses, federal school loans and
grants, and college enrollment. A marijuana possession conviction can
follow you for the rest of your life, getting in the way of future opportunities.
Hire a Kitsap County Drug Crime Lawyer Today
If you are facing marijuana possession charges you deserve the best defense
available. We are here to defend your rights and to pursue a favorable
outcome, whether in a dismissal, reduced charge or sentence, or in achieving
a positive verdict at trial. Whatever possession charge has been filed
against you, we are ready to get to work to fight for you.
Contact us for a free case evaluation.