Have you or a loved one been arrested and charged for criminal possession of marijuana in Tulsa? If so, you should contact our criminal marijuana defense attorneys for a free case consultation. Our attorneys can review your case and provide you with various legal outcomes that could result based on your particular circumstances.
Marijuana Criminal Lawyer:
Being charged with the criminal possession of marijuana can result in serious repercussions if your receive conviction. You should always consider obtaining a criminal defense attorney to help preserve your innocence.
Oklahoma Marijuana Possession Laws:
The possession of marijuana recevies the most frequent conviction for drugs crime in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma. Marijuana possession convictions can seriously impact individuals and result in serious repercussions. In order to be guilty, the prosecutor must prove your knowledge and control of the drug. The element of knowledge exists by presenting evidence showing you knew about the nature of the drug while it was in your possession. This means you must in fact know that the substance is marijuana.
To show control, the prosecutor will have to present evidence of either you actually having the substance in your control or by constructive control. Actual control of marijuana means that the substance is within your immediate reach. For constructive control, the prosecutor will have to prove that you had the intent to exercise ownership or control over the drug. This control is either directly or indirectly through others. The prosecutor must present evidence that shows beyond a reasonable doubt that you had knowledge and control of the marijuana in order for you to receive a conviction of the crime.
Marijuana Conviction Penalties and Sentencing:
A first offense possession of marijuana charge is usually a misdemeanor. If convicted, it is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of $1,000. Felony possession of marijuana is punishable by up to two to ten years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Note, several factors come into consideration to determine whether your marijuana offense is a misdemeanor or felony. Such factors may include your age, previous criminal history, whether you were on or near school grounds, the amount of marijuana in your possession, and whether you had any other type of paraphernalia in your possession at the time of your arrest. Some penalties may also consist of drug abuse treatment programs, potential driver’s license restrictions depending on the location of the arrest, community service, and probation.
Defenses to the Unlawful Possession of Marijuana:
Our attorneys can help you defend any criminal possession of marijuana charge(s) asserted against you. For example, we investigate your particular case to check for to proper search and seizure tactics. If so, this can result in dismissal of the case. In addition to an illegal search and seizure offense, our attorneys can gather as much evidence as possible. The goal is to show either that you unknowingly were in possession of marijuana, or that it was not actually or constructively in your possession.
We have successfully defended Tulsa residents charged with marijuana crimes. We assert the following types of defenses, plus others, when applicable: Actual innocence Lack of reasonable suspicion Lack of probable cause Mistake of law Mistake of identity Impossibility defense Duress Insanity defense Contact our attorneys to schedule a free consultation to discuss your matter in more detail. We are here to help protect your constitutional rights and preserve your innocence.
Experienced Drug Lawyers in Your Corner:
If you receive charges of possession of marijuana or any other drug charge contact Kania Law Office. We offer a free consultation and can meet with you to discuss your case.
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