Massachusetts may have legalized medical marijuana under certain circumstances but simply possessing the substance without proper medical certifications can be considered a harsh penalty. If you have been arrested for any sort of marijuana crime in the state, the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. and our Worcester drug crime lawyers can help you. Far too often people are excessively punished by the criminal justice system for an arguably harmless crime or, in other situations, after they have committed no crime at all. Our team is dedicated to upholding and defending your rights against all oppositions.
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In Massachusetts, all forms of marijuana crimes are taken seriously and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The state can even charge and prosecute you for conspiring to commit a marijuana-related offense, even if you never actually had. Possession, cultivation, distribution, and selling or buying paraphernalia related to using marijuana are all common crimes attributed to this drug. Penalties tied to convictions may vary but even minimum sentences are extensive.
Possessing more than a single ounce of marijuana can trigger the following penalties:
If the police have reason to suspect you wanted to distribute the marijuana you possessed, which includes handing a single marijuana joint to another person, you could be charged with a felony and the penalties will escalate. You could face a sentencing of up to two years in prison and $5,000 fine for a marijuana possession with intent to distribute charges. On the other end of the spectrum, if you are accused of possessing or distributing illegal marijuana within 300 feet of a school, you can be sentenced with at least 2 years but no more than 15 years of prison time and a $10,000 fine.
For years, the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. has been a trusted name in criminal defense around Massachusetts. Come see why so many of our past clients love our legal services by dialing 508.443.4864 today. Your initial consultation is no-cost, no-obligation so you have absolutely nothing to lose and a dependable legal advocate to gain.