Have you been charged with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams in Ocean City, Maryland? Contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at (410) 288-2900 for immediate help and to speak with an Ocean City, MD marijuana possession lawyer for a free consultation about your charges.
What is the Maximum Penalty for Marijuana Possession Less Than 10 Grams in Maryland?
The maximum penalty for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams in Maryland is 90 days in jail. This offense is classified as a misdemeanor.
A conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life, don’t let one mistake ruin your future. A conviction for controlled dangerous substances can prevent you from obtaining employment, renting a home, obtaining licenses, prevent loans, and numerous other collateral consequences.
Contact Ocean City criminal defense attorney G. Randolph Rice, Jr., an Ocean City Maryland Drug Defense Attorney at (410) 288-2900. If you don’t live in Maryland, we can conduct all of the legal work by phone, email and fax.
Mr. Rice is a former Maryland Assistant State’s Attorney and has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Maryland.
What Does the State Have to Prove to Convict You of Marijuana Possession?
In order to convict you of possession of Marihuana (Marijuana), the State must prove:
- That you knowingly possessed the substance;
- That you knew the general character or illicit nature of the substance; and
- That the substance was marihuana/marijuana.
Possession means having control over a thing, whether actual or indirect. You do not have to be the only person in possession of the substance. More than one person may have possession of the same substance at the same time. A person not in actual possession, who knowingly has both the power and the intention to exercise control over a thing, either personally or through another person, has indirect possession. In determining whether the defendant had indirect possession of the substance, consider all of the surrounding circumstances. These circumstances include the distance between you and the substance, whether you had some ownership or possessory interest in the place or automobile where the substance was found, and any indications that you were participating with others in the mutual use and enjoyment of the substance.
Contact an Ocean City, MD Marijuana Possession Attorney Today
Were you charged with possessing marijuana in Ocean City, Maryland? Contact a Maryland criminal defense lawyer at The Law Offices of Randolph Rice today at (410) 288-2900 for immediate legal help and a free initial consultation.