Marijuana Possession in Louisiana

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While other parts of the country are experimenting marijuana reform, marijuana is still a controlled substance in Louisiana and those found in possession of it can face stiff penalties. If you have been caught with marijuana in your possession, you do not necessarily have to submit to a conviction. At The Law Offices of Dan A. Robin, Jr., we understand how these cases can be marginalized by our over-burdened criminal justice system. We know how to assert the rights of his clients in these cases and ensure that they are given every consideration they deserve.

If you have been charged with marijuana possession, explore your defense options before pleading guilty. Contact our proven St. Bernard Parish drug crime lawyer at 540.267.2440 today.

Marijuana Possession Penalties

Due to a re-evaluation of marijuana's prevalence, lawmakers have made marijuana possession a less serious offense than it has been in years past. Regardless, the penalties associated with these charges can be burdensome to those convicted—especially if they have been charged multiple times.

Maximum penalties for marijuana possession in Louisiana include:

  • First offense (14 grams or less): 15 days of jail and $300 in fines
  • First offense (between 14 grams and 2.5 lbs.): six months of jail and $500 in fines
  • Second offense (less than 2.5 lbs.): six months of jail and $500 in fines
  • Third offense (less than 2.5 lbs.): two years of jail and $2,5000 in fines
  • Fourth offense (less than 2.5 lbs.): eight years of prison and $5,000 in fines

If you are facing a marijuana possession charge, the time to act is now. These penalties can be argued down and, in some cases, the charges against you may not stand under the examination of the court. Our St. Bernard Parish drug crime attorney can ensure that that examination happens and that your voice is heard during this uncertain time.

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