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Marijuana Charges Defense Lawyer in Kentucky

Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the United States and the world. It was a well-established medicine until it was federally criminalized in 1937. According to NORML, twenty-six states have legalized “the adult use and personal cultivation of cannabis, and some of those states have partially decriminalized certain marijuana possession offenses. Although the law still classifies marijuana possession offenses as criminal, the offenses do not carry any threat of jail time”. Kentucky is not one of those states.

Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor in Kentucky. Trafficking in less than 8 ounces is a misdemeanor for a first offense, 0-12 months jail time is possible. A second offense trafficking under 8 ounces is a felony. Trafficking over 8 ounces is also a felony even for a first-time offense. The Federal penalties are much harsher. A person convicted of marijuana possession, even if less than a joint, is not eligible for any form of Federal Student Aid. For immediate assistance, call William M. Butler, Jr., at (502) 237-0871, to learn more about a defense against charges of possession and trafficking in marijuana, or contact him via email or text, for your initial confidential consultation. For over 35 years, he has successfully defended thousands of clients, and has compiled an impressive record of positive results; he can help you too. 

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Marijuana Charges Defense

Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the United States and the world. It was a well-established medicine until it was federally criminalized in 1937. According to NORML, twenty-six states have legalized “the adult use and personal cultivation of cannabis, and some of those states have partially decriminalized certain marijuana possession offenses. Although the law still classifies marijuana possession offenses as criminal, the offenses do not carry any threat of jail time”. Kentucky is not one of those states.

Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor in Kentucky. Trafficking in less than 8 ounces is a misdemeanor for a first offense, 0-12 months jail time is possible. A second offense trafficking under 8 ounces is a felony. Trafficking over 8 ounces is also a felony even for a first-time offense. The Federal penalties are much harsher. 

A person convicted of marijuana possession, even if less than a joint, is not eligible for any form of Federal Student Aid. For immediate assistance, call William M. Butler, Jr., at (502) 237-0871, to learn more about a defense against charges of possession and trafficking in marijuana, or contact him via email or text, for your initial confidential consultation. 

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Do not leave your future to chance, for immediate assistance, please call William M. Butler, Jr., at (502) 237-0871, to learn more about a defense against charges of possession and trafficking in marijuana, or contact him via email or text, to schedule your initial confidential consultation. For over 35 years, he has skillfully defended thousands of clients, compiling an impressive record of positive results, and he can defend you too. 

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