Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana
780-113(a)(31): (a) The following acts and the causing thereof within the Commonwealth are hereby prohibited: (31) Notwithstanding other subsections of this section, (i) the possession of a small amount of marihuana only for personal use; (ii) the possession of a small amount of marihuana with the intent to distribute it but not to sell it; or (iii) the distribution of a small amount of marihuana but not for sale. For purposes of this subsection, thirty (30) grams of marihuana or eight (8) grams of hashish shall be considered a small amount of marihuana.
Even a simple possession of a small amount of marijuana charge can result in a prison sentence, a 6 month driverís license suspension and criminal record that make it very difficult to find employment.
Attorney Clark has successfully disposed of hundreds of misdemeanor drug charges at the preliminary hearing level by complete dismissal or charges or negotiated plea agreements typically involving a fine and without probation. The Clark Law Firm, PC has also negotiated ARD agreements for clients charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana or drug related offenses in northeastern Pennsylvania. Theses ARD agreements have allowed drug clients to avoid jail time, house arrest or home confinement, work release, and even reduce or eliminate driverís license suspensions. Upon successful completion of the ARD probation period and all necessary ARD requirements, The Clark Law Firm, PC will petition the Court for expungement of your criminal record, arrest record and fingerprint records on file with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
On a personal level, the Clark Law Firm, PC, understands that even a possession of a small amount of marijuana charge and other lower level drug charges are very intimidating, stressful and can be an overwhelmingly frightening experience. Attorney Clark takes a personal interest in each criminal case and will personally walk the client through each stage of the criminal proceeding. We understand clients facing misdemeanor possession of a small amount of marijuana drug charge are often unnecessarily scared and confused about the charges they are facing. The Clark Law Firm, PC will endeavor to eliminate the unnecessary confusion by thoroughly explaining what to expect in each step in the misdemeanor possession of a small amount of marijuana drug charge process.
Douglas A. Clark, Esquire will personally and carefully guide the possession of a small amount of marijuana client at every hearing and will take surprise out of the equation. Our clients enter the courtroom knowledgeable of the process and with realistic expectations of the outcome. Our clients feel confident that they are accompanied by a thoroughly prepared and experienced counsel with their best interests at heart.
Keeping our clients out of prison is our top priority. A quick call to (570) 307-0702 is all it takes to get started. We want to help you stay out of jail. Here at The Clark Law Firm, PC, we honestly care about the people who place their trust in us. Our approach to defending charges is successful because we aggressively defend and believe in our clients' rights. Please call us now at (570) 307-0702. We will get started on your defense immediately. Do not delay; time is not on your side when charged with a crime.