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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. Attorney 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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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.
Penalties for marijuana charges can include:
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.
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.
Call the proven Rhode Island criminal defense attorney at Attorney Thomasian's firm to get started on your defense today. Proudly serving clients throughout Providence, and Kent and Washington Counties.