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Defense for Marijuana Possession, Cultivation, and Distribution Charges in Rhode Island

Around the country, lawmakers are beginning to lessen the charges associated with marijuana. In Rhode Island, however, possession of over an ounce of marijuana is still considered a serious offense that could result in jail time. Other crimes, such as manufacture or sale, carry even more severe penalties.

If you have been charged with a marijuana-related drug crime, it is critical that you retain a competent and proven criminal defense representation. Tom Thomasian has earned an Avvo Clients' Choice Award for 2014 and has been named among the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in America. His dedicated work has benefited clients in every county of Rhode Island and he's ready to bring the same, unparalleled level of service to your case today.

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Rhode Island Marijuana Penalties

In Rhode Island, marijuana charges are largely broken down into six different categories: possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of over an ounce of marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, unlawful delivery of marijuana, and cultivation of marijuana. The severity of these charges can vary based on the circumstances of the crime, such as where it took place, how much of the substance was involved, and whether or not any weapons were present.

In RI, the penalties for marijuana charges can include:

  • Possession under an ounce: non-criminal offense punishable by $150 ticket
  • Possession over an ounce: up to 1 year in prison and $500 in fines
  • Possession with intent: up to 30 years in prison and $100,000 in fines
  • Manufacturing: up to 30 years in prison and $100,000 in fines
  • Unlawful delivery: up to 30 years in prison and $100,000 in fines
  • Cultivation: up to 30 years in prison and $100,000 in fines

In the case of possession, subsequent offenses can increase the severity of the charge. For manufacture and sale charges, the involvement of minors or school zones will also be cause for harsher penalties.

Call The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. Today

Reform of Rhode Island's marijuana laws has been on the horizon for some time now, but for the time being, these harsh statutes are in place. These charges require incisive, aggressive representation to ensure the best possible outcome. If you have been charged, the clock is already ticking and the opportunity for mounting an effective, emphatic defense must be taken quickly.

Contact the proven RI marijuana attorney at Tom's firm to get started on your defense today. Proudly serving clients throughout Providence, and Kent and Washington Counties.

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