POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
PHILADELPHIA MARIJUANA ATTORNEY
Marijuana possession laws vary by the amount of marijuana you are alleged to be in possession of. Under the Possession of Marijuana Statute - 35 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 780-113, the following applies:
For 30 grams or less - misdemeanor charge which carries up to 30 days in jail, and a fine of $500.
For possession of more than 30 grams – misdemeanor charge which carries up to 1 year in jail and up to $5000 in fines. Automatic six month loss of license. If you are a first time marijuana offender, it is possible to get probation without a verdict. For second (2nd) offense possession charges, or multiple subsequent offenses, the penalties may double.
If you possess more than 30 grams of marijuana, you are at risk of being charged with possession with intent to deliver or distribute.
Contact Philadelphia Marijuana Possession Attorney Michael F. Niznik for a free consultation regarding your charges.