As marijuana laws change across the county, it might seem like things are relaxing here, too. But make no mistake: marijuana is still illegal in Indiana. If you're caught with it in your possession, you could face harsh penalties including:
Jail or prison time
Mandatory abuse treatment programs
Thankfully, with the Law Office of Alex Dominguez on your side, you can fight your charges. Our accomplished attorney has helped clients by having their charges reduced and found ways for them to avoid harsh penalties in Northwest Indiana. Call today to schedule a consultation at our Merrillville, IN law office.
In Indiana, marijuana possession is considered a class B misdemeanor and could result in up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. However, depending on your charges, you could be facing more than that - up to two and a half years in jail and $10,000 in fines, in fact.
The courts consider several factors when determining your sentence, including:
The amount of marijuana found in your possession
Whether you were in possession, selling marijuana, or cultivating it
Your previous history of drug charges
Regardless of the details of your charge, you're going to need a criminal defense lawyer you can trust. Visit the Law Office of Alex Dominguez as soon as possible to start crafting your defense.