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Possession of Marijuana and Your License

Can a conviction for possession of marijuana suspend your license? Yes, believe it or not, even if your marijuana possession was no where near a vehicle a conviction for possessing marijuana will result in losing your driver license for six months. 

Possession of marijuana lawyer, Aaron J. Boria has saved countless people their driving privliges by beating the charge, obtaining a reduction, or filing a motion to get the person their driving privileges back. 

Call (734) 453-7806 today for drug crime defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria 

Michigan Possession of Marijuana

MCL 333.7403(2)(d) governs a possession of marijuana under Michigan law. Basically, it states that a person shall not be in possession of marijuana, and a person charged with the criminal offense of possession of marijuana could face a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $1,000.00 fine.

If you are facing a drug crime charge call (734) 453-7806 today to speak with an experienced lawyer.

Michigan Marijuana and your Driver License

A conviction for possession of marijuana also means license sanctions under MCL 333.7408a(1), which states a person’s license will be suspended for a period of six months for a first offense drug conviction. It may be possible to convince a judge to grant a restricted license after the first 30 days of suspension.

On a second offense your Michigan driver license will be suspended for a year. A restricted can be granted after 60 days of suspension if the judge can be convinced.

Michigan Marijuana Lawyer

Depending on your criminal history, it may be possible to prevent the loss of your license for a marijuana conviction with a good Michigan criminal defense lawyer. In some cases it may be possible to prevent a conviction all together.

Even if your criminal history precludes you from being eligible for a special provision that would prevent a conviction or the loss of your license a Michigan criminal lawyer may still be able to get the charges against you dismissed. If the police did not have a legal reason to have an encounter with you, or a legal reason to arrest you, or a legal reason to search you it may be possible that your possession of marijuana charge will be dismissed.

Even in cases where you have a prior record and the police did everything correctly it may still be possible to save your driving privileges. 

If you have been charged with possession of marijuana contact Michigan criminal defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria. Aaron J. Boria has successfully had numerous Michigan marijuana charged dismissed and has saved people their freedom to drive. Contact Michigan criminal defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today for a free consultation (734) 453-7806.