Marijuana charges can wreak havoc on your life. If you’ve been arrested, contact a cannabis lawyer located in Philadelphia as soon as possible.
Although many states are beginning to decriminalize cannabis or marijuana, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has not yet done so and possession, sale, trafficking, cultivation or possession of cannabis paraphernalia is an illegal and punishable crime. Even small amounts of marijuana for personal use are considered illegal and will be prosecuted.
First time offenders of cannabis laws in Pennsylvania are not necessarily sentenced with jail time, especially if you were caught with just a small amount of the substance and cannot be charged with intent to sell or trafficking. However, any cannabis conviction will leave you with a permanent criminal record.
How A Philadelphia Cannabis Lawyer Can Help You
Most people who are charged with cannabis possession or even cultivation are honest, hardworking citizens who are simply using marijuana for its medicinal benefits. At the Law Firm Of Schrom & Shaffer, P.C., we believe you should not have to spend time in jail for such a petty charge and will do everything we can to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced.
Successful defense tactics against cannabis charges can include:
- Your car, home or person were illegally searched when the substance was found
- You were not read your Miranda rights upon arrest
- Your identity was mistaken
- There is insufficient evidence to convict you of the charge
- You were entrapped
- Your constitutional rights were otherwise violated