Marijuana Defense Lawyer

Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, P.C.

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Select a Marijuana Defense Lawyer Who Knows the Law

When facing criminal marijuana charges, you need an experienced marijuana defense lawyer. With the fast-changing laws regarding the use of marijuana or possession of marijuana, its critical to carefully evaluate your defenses when charged with a marijuana crime.

Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, a drug crime lawyer, will show you what the prosecutor must prove to convict you. As your marijuana Defense Lawyer, he will explain the elements of the crime and your best defense to the charges.

Penalties for Use or Possession of Marijuana

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year in jail. A conditional discharge is possible.
  • Possession in a park is either a felony or a misdemeanor, based on the judge’s discretion, and is punishable by a maximum of 2 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense Possession of Marijuana results in an enhanced sentence of up to 2 years in prison.
  • Any conviction for possession of marijuana results in a 6 month Drivers License Suspension, with the chance of restricted privileges after 30 days
  • Use of marijuana is a misdemeanor which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a maximum fine of $100.

Penalties for Sale of Marijuana

  • Sale without receiving payment is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000.
  • The sale of less than 5 kg is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 4 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $20,000.
  • The sale of 5 kg-45 kg is a felony which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 7 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $500,000.
  • The sale of 45 kg or more is a felony which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000,000.
  • If you use a house or vehicle to facilitate the sale of marijuana, you could face a 2 year felony for maintaining a drug house or drug vehicle.

Penalties for Cultivation and Manufacturing of Marijuana

  • The cultivation of fewer than 20 plants is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 4 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $20,000.
  • The cultivation of 20-200 plants is a felony which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 7 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $500,000.
  • The cultivation of more than 200 plants is a felony which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000,000.
  • If you use a house or vehicle to facilitate the sale of marijuana, you could face a 2 year felony for maintaining a drug house or drug vehicle.

Select a Marijuana Defense Lawyer to Build a Defense to the Criminal Charges

With over 20 years of experience as a Michigan criminal defense lawyer, Patrick Fragel zealously represents those accused of a marijuana crime.  A marijuana conviction comes with the risk of probation, jail or imprisonment, and a lifetime impact on your employment prospects.  If you or a loved one are being charged or investigated for a marijuana charge, schedule a consultation with Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, P.C.

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