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El Paso Drug Defense Lawyer Specializing in Marijuana-Related Charges

Marijuana charges range from possession and sale to cultivation. The penalties for these offenses can fall under the categories of misdemeanors and felonies, depending on the amount of marijuana in possession or being sold. Possessing or selling marijuana and marijuana-related paraphernalia can lead to jail time and fines. Driving under the influence of marijuana can be categorized as a DWI offense which can lead to your license being revoked. No matter the severity of your marijuana charge, time is of the essence. If you’re in need of a legal assistant, choose the Sergio Coronado Law firm. As your drug offense lawyer, Mr. Coronado will bring nearly 30 years of legal experience to your case.

 

Marijuana Possession: What Charges Can You Expect?

The act of simply possessing marijuana can lead to a hefty fine and even jail time. It all depends on the amount one has in his or her possession. Anything less than 2 ounces can lead to 180 days incarceration with a maximum fine of $2,000. Possession of 2 to 4 ounces can lead to incarceration of 1 year, with a fine of $4,000. These two instances are categorized as misdemeanors. The next three categories all share the same maximum fine of $10,000 but their incarceration periods vastly differ. 4 ounces to 5 pounds of marijuana can result in 180 days to 2 years incarceration. 5 to 50 pounds can result in 2 to 10 years incarceration. 50 to 2,000 pounds may lead to 2 to 20 years incarceration. Possessing more than 2,000 pounds can result in anything from 5 to 99 years incarceration with a maximum fine of $50,000. These four penalties are all categorized as felonies.

 

 

Charges Related to the Sale of Marijuana

  • Misdemeanors

  • 7 grams or less

  • 180 days to 1 year incarceration

  • $2,000 to $4,000 maximum fine

  • Felonies

  • 7 grams to 5 pounds

  • Mandatory minimum sentence of 180 days to 2 years incarceration

  • $10,000 maximum fine

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  • 5 to 50 pounds

  • Mandatory minimum sentence of 2 to 20 years incarceration

  • $10,000 maximum fine

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  • 5 to 2,000 pounds

  • Mandatory minimum sentence of 5 to 99 years incarceration

  • $10,000 maximum fine

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  • More than 2,000 pounds

  • Mandatory minimum sentence of 10 to 99 years incarceration

  • $100,000 maximum fine

 

Selling marijuana to a minor, no matter the amount, is also classified as a felony. Charged individuals can faces a minimum of 2 years to 20 incarceration with a maximum fine of $10,000.

 

Other Offenses

Possession or manufacture of marijuana hash and concentrates are categorized as felonies and can also leads to jail time and fines. The possession or sale of drug paraphernalia is categorized as a Class C misdemeanor and it is a punishable offense, as well. Possession or a first offense sale are categorized as misdemeanors while subsequent sale offenses or sale to a minor are categorized as felonies.

 

Sergio Coronado, Drug Offense Lawyer for the Southwest

Whether you’re facing felony or misdemeanor charges, it’s necessary to have a strong legal defence at your side throughout the court process. For nearly 30 years, Sergio Coronado Law has provided the Southwest area with invaluable criminal defense assistance. Contact our offices today to schedule an appointment. When it comes to marijuana-related offenses, time is of the utmost importance. Act fast to receive the sound legal assistance you deserve.

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