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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 & Cooper, 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.
What Are the 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.
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The attorneys at Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. have a thorough understanding of the legal proceedings and criminal statutes. We are able to give our clients the resources, advocacy and legal advice they need to be successful inside and outside the courtroom. Our legal team will stand by your side every step of the way and always keep you updated on the status of your case. We handle criminal cases throughout Washington state. Let us build a case strategy for you or your loved one, we may be able to take action before charges are even filed.
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