Indiana Marijuana Defense Attorney

Indiana classifies marijuana as an illegal substance. Marijuana is categorized as a Schedule I drug. That classification means that marijuana is assigned as one of the most dangerous drugs with absolutely no medical value. If you are arrested for the possession of marijuana in Indiana, it’s important to contact and Indiana marijuana defense lawyer, The Law Office of B.D. Williams, Esq. at 317-500-4857 or info@indycriminallawyer.com now.
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Indiana Marijuana Laws

With Indiana marijuana laws, a misdemeanor marijuana charge can quickly become a major felony case if certain evidence is found. Second, to stand any chance of fighting these charges in court, you need experienced marijuana defense attorney.

Possession of Marijuana for Personal Usemarijuana blunt

  • Possession of marijuana is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by not more than 180 days and a possible fine of not more than $1,000
  • Possession of less than 30 grams and a prior drug offense is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year imprisonment and a fine of not more than $5,000
  • Possession of at least 30 grams of marijuana with a prior conviction for a drug offense is a Level 6 felony punishable by 6 months – 2 ½ years imprisonment, with the advisory sentence being 1 year and may be fined not more than $10,000. Possession with intent to manufacture, finance the manufacture of, deliver, or, finance the delivery of shall follow the violations listed under “Sale or Cultivation.”

Conditional discharge may be available for first-time offenders. If you have been charged with the possession of marijuana for personal use in Indiana, it is important that you contact an Indiana marijuana defense lawyer at 317-500-4857 for the best legal representation available now. Time is of the essence.

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Sale/Cultivation

  • The sale of less than 30 grams is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $5,000.
    • A subsequent offense is a level 6 felony punishable by 6 months – 2 ½ years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.
  • The sale of 30 grams – less than 10 pounds is a Level 6 felony punishable by 6 months – 2 ½ years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.
  • The sale of 10 pounds or more is a level 5 felony punishable by 1 – 6 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.
  • The sale of any amount to a minor is a level 5 felony punishable by 1 – 6 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Hash and ConcentratesMarijuana Concentrate hash

A person who knowingly or intentionally possesses (pure or adulterated) marijuana, hash oil, or hashish commits a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $5,000.

Conditional discharge may be available for first-time offenders. A marijuana defense law firm is key in helping to provide an adequate defense in a hash and marijuana possession charge.

  • Possession of more than 2 grams of hashish or concentrate, or if the person has a prior conviction of an offense involving marijuana, hash oil, or hashish and is in possession less than 2 grams, then the crime is a level 6 felony, punishable by 6 months to 2 ½ years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.
  • Manufacture or sale of less than 5 grams of hash oil, or hashish is a class A misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $5,000. A subsequent offense is a level 6 felony punishable by 6 months – 2 ½ years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.

 

If the amount is at least 5 – but less than 300 grams the offense is a level 6 felony punishable by 6 months – 2 ½ years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000. A subsequent offense if a person has a prior drug dealing offense is a level 5 felony punishable by punishable by 1 – 6 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.

If the amount involved is at least 300 grams the offense is a level 5 felony punishable by a fixed term of imprisonment of 1 – 6 years with the advisory sentence being 3 years and a fine of not more than $10,000.

If the offense involved a sale to a minor the offense is a level 5 felony punishable by a fixed term of imprisonment of 1 – 6 years with the advisory sentence being 3 years and a fine of not more than $10,000.

Paraphernaliamarijuana paraphenalia

Marijuana paraphernalia is considered any equipment, product or accessory that is intended or modified for making, using, or concealing marijuana, typically for recreational purposes. It is illegal in Indiana to manufacture, possess or sale marijuana paraphernalia. Retaining a marijuana paraphernalia defense attorney in Indiana is imperative to creating a clear and strong defense. Call Indiana criminal defense lawyer, The Law Office of B.D. Williams, Esq a call at 317-500-4857 today.

Manufacture of Marijuana Paraphernalia

Manufacture of paraphernalia is a Class A infraction punishable by up to a $10,000 fine.

A Subsequent conviction is a Level 6 felony punishable by 6 months – 2 ½ years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernalia is a Class A infraction punishable by up to a $10,000 fine.

A subsequent conviction is a Level 6 felony punishable by 6 months – 2 ½ years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.

paraphenaliaSale of Marijuana Paraphernalia

Dealing in paraphernalia is a Class A infraction punishable by up to a $10,000 fine. A person is dealing in paraphernalia and has a prior unrelated judgment or conviction may be convicted of a Level 6 felony punishable by 6 months – 2 ½ years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Miscellaneous Marijuana Laws

Presence “where knowledge of drug activity occurs” is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000.

In Indiana, a possession, sale, or distribution conviction will result in a driver’s license suspension for 6 months- 2 years.

 

 

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There are several states where marijuana possession has been legalized, however, in all states, it is still against federal law to possess marijuana.

cultivationMarijuana Possession Defense

There are some common marijuana defenses that are used by a marijuana defense attorney when someone is charged with the suspicion of possession of marijuana. The most common marijuana possession defense is that the officer made an illegal search.

The Officer Found the Marijuana in an Illegal Search

There are some situations where the driver of the vehicle or the one that is actually the possessor of marijuana readily gives it over to the police officer. Law enforcement officers are very skilled about getting people to hand over paraphernalia, such as marijuana pipes, papers or grinders.

However, there are times where they do need to perform a search for them to discover the marijuana. Make sure that you have retained a marijuana defense lawyer to help with your case.

An Indiana Marijuana Defense Lawyer

If you are in need of an Indianapolis Indiana Criminal Defense Attorney, call The Law Office of B.D. Williams at 317-500-4857 or email info@indycriminallawyer.com NOW.