Marijuana Crime Attorneys in St. George
Handling Marijuana Charges in Cedar City & Beyond
Though some states have legalized recreational marijuana use, Utah has not. Despite the fact that weed is legal in Colorado, our neighboring state, it is still illegal to possess, distribute, or recreationally use marijuana here in Utah.
If you have been accused of or charged with any marijuana-related crime, be sure to retain competent and experienced counsel as soon as possible. By working with Park Law Firm, you are positioning yourself for success. We work tirelessly to achieve favorable resolutions on behalf of our clients. Our St. George marijuana crime attorneys are ready to fight for you.
Get in touch with us today by calling (435) 222-5869 or contacting us online.
A Closer Look at Utah’s Marijuana Laws
Generally, cannabis ownership and sale are illegal in our state. Depending on the nature of the crime – whether it’s simple possession or something more severe, like marijuana distribution – you could be facing either a misdemeanor or a felony.
If you have been charged with marijuana possession, the exact charges you face will depend on the amount of marijuana found in your possession. Possessing 16 ounces or less will result in a misdemeanor while possessing a pound or more will result in a felony.
If you have been charged with marijuana sale, you will face a:
- Third-degree felony for a first offense
- Second-degree felony for any subsequent offense
- First-degree felony for marijuana sale to a minor or within 1000 feet of a school
The penalties you face for a marijuana crime will depend on whether you were charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. The exact penalties will also be dependent on the details of the incident, your past criminal record, and other various factors assessed by a judge.
Regardless, you could be facing:
- Jail time
Aside from these harsh penalties, you’ll also have a criminal record that can prevent you from finding a job, renting a home, obtaining a loan, and enjoying certain other privileges.
To protect your rights and your future, work with Park Law Firm. Our St. George drug crime attorneys are dedicated to helping you navigate this difficult process while fighting hard for a favorable outcome.
Reach out today by calling (435) 222-5869. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.