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Marijuana Crimes Attorney in Louisville

Is Marijuana (Weed) Legal in Kentucky?

Although it may not seem very serious, an arrest for a marijuana offense should be taken seriously. Marijuana is a controlled substance in the state of Kentucky, which means that there are no legal grounds to possess, sell, or manufacture it. Law enforcement are typically very strict about marijuana crimes, and they are prosecuted heavily on both a state and federal level.

If you have been arrested or are currently in legal trouble because of an alleged offense, you should hire a Louisville drug crime attorney right away. At The Simon Law Office, we have more than 40 years of experience representing individuals like yourself who have been accused of serious drug crimes.

Kentucky Marijuana Law Penalties

The punishment you receive for a conviction of a marijuana crime depends on the exact offense involved. For example, if you were charged with the possession of a small amount of marijuana, the potential penalty would be far less than if you are charged with the sale or manufacturing of marijuana.

A few of the most common drug offenses may include the following

Penalties include:

  • Possession - of ANY amount of marijuana is a class b misdemeanor in Kentucky that carries fines up to $250 & up to 45 days in jail, penalties increase per the amount that is possessed at the time of an arrest.
  • Cultivation of Four or less plants - is a class A misdemeanor that carries up to $500 in fines & up to 1 year in jail, with repeat offenses a felony is possible with fines from $1k to $10k & 1 to 5 years in jail.
  • Cultivation of Five or more plants - is a class D felony that carries fines from $1k to $10k & 1 to 5 years in jail, with repeat offenses a class C felony is possible with fines from $1k to $10k & 5 to 10 years in jail.

There are also additional factors which could lead to more serious penalties, such as if the alleged crime was committed close to a school, while in possession of a firearm, or driving under the influence of marijuana.

Take Action to Protect Your Future

Our goal is to help you avoid any potential punishments, including a mark on your criminal record. At our firm, we take on an effective and ethical approach and are committed to achieving favorable results. We have earned a positive reputation in the community for our dedication to helping our clients time and time again.

Contact our attorney at (502) 822-2074 to take immediate action and receive a free consultation.

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