Marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance in Michigan, the most serious possible scheduling a narcotic can receive. Marijuana that is manufactured, stored, dispensed, possessed, grown, and disposed of as authorized by federal authority is listed as Schedule II. The laws pertaining to marijuana, however, are specific to pot charges, and don’t necessarily follow the norms for Schedule 1 and 2 narcotics in Michigan.
Our marijuana lawyers know Michigan state and federal laws, and what it takes to defend against serious criminal charges in marijuana cases of all kinds. As soon as you or your loved one is accused of possessing narcotics, growing weed, or distributing marijuana, it is essential that you get in touch with an attorney who knows what it takes to win. Our defense lawyers can protect you even as police seek to gather evidence against you to prove your guilt, so never speak to police about your marijuana charges before you have a chance to consult a drug crimes attorney.If you have already been charged with a marijuana related offense, it is even more critical that you get in contact with an exceptional defender as soon as possible. Our team is ready to get started fighting for your rights and your freedom, and can be reached 24/7 by phone or online.
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If you are caught in the act of using marijuana, you can face a misdemeanor conviction and a possible sentence of up to 90 days behind bars along with a $100 fine and a misdemeanor conviction. Possessing the drug in a usable form is also a misdemeanor, which can lead to up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Possessing large amounts or possessing marijuana in plant form can greatly increase the maximum penalties that will be on the line, however.
Possessing large amounts of marijuana or possessing marijuana with other evidence that delivery, dealing, or sale may be intended can lead to extremely harsh criminal penalties.
Possession with intent to sell/deliver charges are penalized according to the amount of the drug allegedly possessed. If you are accused of possessing under 5 kg or under 20 plants, up to 4 years behind bars and a $20,000 fine could be on the line. Possessing between 5 and 45 kg of marijuana or between 20 and 200 plants with intent could lead to up to 7 years behind bars and a $500,000 fine. Any larger amount could result in 15 years behind bars and a $10,000,000 fine. All of these offenses are felonies.
Cultivating marijuana is also an extremely serious offense. Growing under 20 plants or less than 5 kg of marijuana could lead to 4 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Growing less than 200 plants or under 45 kg could lead to 7 years behind bars and a $500,000 fine. Growing over 200 plants or over 45 kg of marijuana could lead to $10,000,000 in fines and 15 years behind bars.
To learn more about the penalties for marijuana charges, review the Public Health Code contained in Section 333.7401. If you or your loved one has been accused of any marijuana related offense, get in touch with our skilled defense attorneys right away.
No matter what charge you are accused of, our experienced attorneys will know what steps you need to take to protect your freedom. We will develop a unique defense strategy based on the specifics of your case. Let us begin working with you or your loved one and guiding you through how to work towards a favorable result. Contact our team through our toll free hotline for a free initial case consultation and let us begin advising you as you work through your marijuana crime defense.
To speak with a member of our defense team, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online. We are always ready to start working with you and fighting to pursue your best interests after marijuana related accusations.