A man in Seattle was arrested this week for distributing marijuana to middle school and high school kids. When his home was searched, police found 1,200 grams of pot as well as several weapons. He is now facing federal charges for distribution of marijuana as well as drug possession. This serves as a reminder of the seriousness of a marijuana charge especially when minors are involved. If you or a family member have been arrested in Washington and are facing marijuana charges, call an experienced Seattle marijuana defense attorney as The Law Offices of Steve Karimi.
Because small amounts of marijuana are legal in Washington, some can make the assumption that other marijuana laws in the state are lax. This is not true. In fact, only 1 oz. or less of the drug is allowed and only for personal use. If you are accused of distributing any amount of marijuana you can face serious penalties. Possession under 40 grams is a misdemeanor, but anything over that is a felony offense. Possession with intent to distribute is always a felony. Together these charges can lead to 10 years in jail and $50,000 in fines. Do not let a marijuana charge hurt your future, call a Seattle VUCSA attorney now.
Some of the most serious marijuana charges in Washington result from distribution to minors or in a school zone. When a school zone is involved, potential sentences can double. Lawmakers and judges look down on anyone who attempts to sell drugs to kids. Most drug charges where children are involved are automatically felonies and judges do not hesitate to give offenders the full sentence. If you are facing marijuana charges, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, a Seattle marijuana defense lawyer can help you. Call The Law Offices of Steve Karimi now for a free consultation.