What Are The Penalties for Marijuana Possession With Intent?

Drug crime penalties in Michigan are harsh and can taint an individual's criminal record severely. The penalties vary according to the type of crime, the type of drug and the amount of drug. Possession of marijuana charges are punishable by up to one year in jail and possible fines of up to $2,000. Possession with intent to deliver charges hold much larger consequences than just possession. Having any amount of marijuana that you may be distributing can be reason for a possession with intent charge. The penalties rise dramatically with increasing amounts of the drug. If you are facing any type of drug crime charges be sure to consult with a Michigan criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

The breakdown of penalties follows these guidelines:

Amount of Marijuana:

  • Less than five kg or less than 20 plants
  • Charged as a felony
  • Prison sentence of up to four years
  • Fine of up to $20,000
  • More than five kg but less than 45 or between 20-200 plants
  • Charged as a felony
  • Prison sentence of up to seven years
  • Fines of up to $500,000
  • More than 45 kg or more than 200 plants
  • Charged as a felony
  • Prison sentence of up to 15 years
  • Fines of up to $10 million

In order to avoid the severe penalties that follow any type of possession with intent charge, retain the help of a Michigan criminal defense lawyer right away. We are skilled when it comes to building solid defenses for our clients and we may be able to help you receive a more favorable outcome in your case. Here at The Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman we offer a free case evaluation so you are able to call our firm and discuss your case with an attorney at no cost.