Western Massachusetts Marijuana Crimes

Cannabis-Related Defense Attorney in Northampton

Although several states have legalized recreational marijuana and medical marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, there are still strict rules and regulations. In order to purchase or use marijuana (also known as cannabis), you must have gone to a doctor and proven that you have a specific medical condition. Even then, you can only purchase, possess, and use a certain amount.

If you have been arrested recently for possessing a large amount of marijuana or other type of crime involving marijuana, turn to The Law Offices of Jesse Adams, proudly serving Western Massachusetts.

Penalties for Marijuana-Related Offenses

There is often a misconception about marijuana that because it is a less serious drug, that police will be lax on offenders. Due to the controversy of legalization, many members of law enforcement and prosecutors work just as hard to reach convictions. Northampton marijuana defense attorney Jesse Adams is prepared to fight for your rights in court. Having never prosecuted crimes and only defended them, he strongly believes in fighting for the accused.

  • If you are convicted of a marijuana related offense, you could face the following penalties:
  • Fines
  • Incarceration
  • Required counseling
  • Probation

Types of Marijuana Charges

It is a crime to be found in possession of a large amount of marijuana, which can vary depending on whether or not you have a valid medical card. Possession could be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Cultivating marijuana is also a serious felony charge, unless you have a special license as a caregiver. Distribution or trafficking are typically charged as felonies, depending on the amount of marijuana which was allegedly sold or transported.

Northampton criminal defense attorney Jesse Adams know that drug laws and charges can be extremely complex and hard to understand, especially if you are being bombarded with questions. It is important that you remain silent and reach out to Jesse Adams for representation. We proudly serve residents of Northampton, Hampshire County, and throughout Western Massachusetts.

Available 24/7 to address your legal needs – call Jesse Adams now at 413.585.9200 for a free consultation.