William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
Misdemeanor possession carries a year, and felony possession carries five years in Maryland. In federal court the penalties depend on the amount of marijuana involved. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Steven Dodge | Steven Dodge
The maximum sentence is up to one year in the county jail plus fines and costs. Also, a conviction will result in a one year suspension of your driving privileges. If you have no prior record, you would be eligible for a deferral program under the Public Health Code. As to whether you would get this depends on what county your case will be. Let me know if you have other questions.
Answer Applies to: Michigan