Possession of Marijuana/Cannabis

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Defending  Clients against Marijuana and Pot Related Crimes

It is not a minor situation if you are arrested for marijuana possession as you can be charged with a state or federal misdemeanor or felony. Having that charge on your record will negatively impact the rest of your life. This is why it is best to have an experienced criminal defense attorney like Sami Azhari represent you and protect your rights.

How Much Did You Have?

A misdemeanor or felony charge will be determined based on the amount of marijuana found on you. If you were found to have had less than one ounce (28.5 grams), then it would be considered a misdemeanor while more than that would be a felony. Sami Azhari can help prepare you so you will know what to expect in these situations.

The prosecutor decides whether to issue a misdemeanor or felony charge of marijuana.

Factors Affecting Your Marijuana Case

Factors factors that can affect your charge of marijuana possession include:

  • whether you were also in possession of drug paraphernalia such as scales, rolling papers, bowls, joints, vape pens or baggies
  • whether you possessed marijuana on school grounds
  • your age
  • previous arrests
  • whether the marijuana was ready-to-use to smoke or plants

A Hidden Consequence of Marijuana Crimes

A marijuana possession conviction can prevent you from getting federal school scholarships, athletic scholarships, and grants. As well as certain jobs may not want to hire you now that you will have it on your record.  A conviction can follow you for the rest of your life.

Free Consultation with a Chicago Defense Lawyer

Contact Sami today to discuss your marijuana possession case and learn more about what he can do to help you. If you would like to reach Sami quickly and directly, please call his cell phone 24/7 at (312) 626-2871 or (847) 255-2100. The consultation is free. For your convenience, weekend appointments are available.