Marijuana Possession Attorneys in Everett, WA
Do You Need Answers About Marijuana Possession?
On December 6, 2012, voters had their say. Washington law no longer considers it a criminal offense to possess less than an ounce of marijuana – if you are over 21 years of age. Yet, under Federal law it remains illegal to possess or smoke marijuana on Federal property. It should also be understood that selling marijuana remains illegal in Washington.
The new law makes it all the more important that you seek a lawyer promptly if you are arrested for marijuana possession. Possession of over 28 grams remains a misdemeanor, and over 40 grams remains a class C felony in Washington.
The Snohomish Law Group marijuana possession attorneys works aggressively for you. We are aware of the consequences that even a misdemeanor charge may have. A maximum fine of $1000 and 90 days in jail could lead to job loss, homelessness and more.
Whenever possible, we work for a winning solution for you. We regularly help clients get their felony charges reduced to misdemeanor status. We negotiate alternatives to jail time, such as keeping a clean record for 2 years or drug treatment. We believe you deserve a chance.
Washington has a “per se” marijuana law on the books. According to the law, a blood draw reflecting THC levels above 5 nanograms per milliliter (5 ng/mL) proves that a driver was “impaired” at the time of arrest. We have considerable concern for this approach, as studies have shown that medical marijuana users may have sustained higher THC levels without any impairment in driving skills.
The Snohomish Law Group is prepared to defend our clients as aggressively against this potential loophole to justice as we have defended our clients for alcohol related DUIs.
We provide representation for marijuana possession to most of Washington, with special focus on King and Snohomish Counties. We have assisted clients with their DUI charges in Seattle, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Everett, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Marysville, Mill Creek, Tacoma and Federal Way.