Facing Marijuana Possession Charges?
Experienced Defense Lawyer for Citizens of Colorado, Nevada, California
Utah borders three states that have legalized marijuana possession, and sell cannabis products in legal dispensaries. Several other nearby states also have legalized marijuana possession. But Utah has not, and a citizen’s initiative is slated to gather signatures to put this issue on the ballot in 2018.
Meanwhile, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is a Class B Misdemeanor crime in Utah. That makes it the same degree of crime as drunk driving, domestic violence and assault. And the penalties include drivers license suspension, required “treatment” for drugs and a criminal record.
Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana is punished even more severely.
Driving a car while your body still contains the inactive metabolite for marijuana is a DUI in Utah – and that inactive metabolite is detectable for many weeks after you use marijuana.
For the casual marijuana user, or persons who have discovered for themselves the benefits of cannabis for genuine medical purposes, Utah considers you a dangerous criminal, and will arrest or cite you. If you are in a car and marijuana is discovered by a police officer, you may be charged for possession, even if the weed belongs to somebody else.
Some have suggested that Utah’s theme should be “Life Regulated” or “Come on vacation, leave on probation.”
If you are facing marijuana possession charges or any marijuana related offense, call me for a no obligation, free consultation. I’m an experience Criminal Defense Lawyer, and I can help you get the best possible outcome for your situation.