Marijuana and your Drivers License
A possession of marijuana charge may not seem like much with the changes in current laws allowing for medical use, but think again. A possession of marijuana charge is a criminal misdemeanor and is punishable by up to a year in jail, that’s more than a DUI.
Aside from the potential jail time and fines, the worst part for many is that a possession of marijuana charge will result in the loss of your driver’s license.
If you are a commercial driver and you have a CDL (commercial driver license) then you will lose your CDL for at least a year. For many, if not all CDL drivers, this means the loss of their livelihood.
Michigan criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria, has been representing the accused with great success by keeping them on the road and out of jail. Call (734) 453-7806 today for a free consultation.
Punishment for Possession of Marijuana
If you are convicted of possession of marijuana you face the following penalties
Up to 1 year in the county jail
Up to $1000 in fines plus costs
A 6-month driver license suspension
The loss of your commercial drivers license
A marijuana conviction can also mean the loss of federal loans, which includes financial aid for college.
Possession of Marijuana Lawyer
In every criminal case the prosecution must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution also has to prove that the police legally had contact with you and legally searched you. The prosecution also has to prove that what they found was marijuana. Finally, prosecution must be able to prove that you were not in legal possession of the drug (something to think about if you are a medical marijuana card holder).
If the prosecution cannot meet their burden and prove their case then you are not guilty.
Even if you were caught red handed possession of marijuana lawyer, Aaron J. Boria can help you. In many of our cases our clients are caught red handed and we are still able to obtain reduced charges and save their driver license. In many cases we are able to prevent the marijuana charges from ever showing up on a public record and able to prevent a conviction from ever entering.
Recently, one of our clients was charged with possession of marijuana in the 18th District Court for the City of Westland. He was driving his personal vehicle when he was pulled over after the officer observed him smoking marijuana while he was driving. The client was arrested and charged with possession. The worse part for our client was that his job was to drive truck, and he needed a CDL, something he would lose if anyone found out about the charge.
He called criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria, and we were able to make sure that both the record of arrest and conviction never saw the light of day. He was able to keep his CDL and keep his job.
If you have been charged with possession of marijuana or any other crime then you need criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806.