Morrisville Marijuana Possession Lawyer
Although Marijuana possession is a common, low level crime, there is still a wide range of possible punishments. While some charges lead to jail time, generally the result is probation or a fine. Regardless of the seriousness of the crime, make sure you speak with an experienced Morrisville Marijuana Lawyer before any form of law enforcement.
Misdemeanor vs. Felony
A marijuana charge can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the crime. The quantity of the substance, the presence of paraphernalia, and the intended use of those drugs all are going to play a factor in the significance of the charge. Here are the basic provisions of marijuana law in NC.
- Less than 0.5 oz = Misdemeanor = $200 fine
- 0.5 oz - 1.5 oz = Misdemeanor = $1000 fine + 1-45 days in jail
- 1.5 oz - 10 oz = Felony = $1000 fine + 3-8 months in jail
Marijuana Possession Reputation Issues
For many the big issue with marijuana possession charges is reputation based. Even if the case is dismissed a record of the charge still remains visible for prospective employers. For many it’s just a bad questions that you don’t want to answer during a job interview. We handle marijuana possession cases with the goal of a dismissal and then an expungement to remove all public records for our clients. Don’t let a minor marijauna charge get between you and your dream job.
Law Firm Located in Cary, NC
Our main office is located at 2401 Weston Parkway in Cary, NC off exit 287.
The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC
At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel we handle Morrisville Marijuana cases as well as misdemeanor criminal charges and low level felony charges in Wake County. If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer or a Morrisville Marijuana lawyer contact Attorney Wiley Nickel or Attorney Kristi Haddock at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.