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What Is The Penalty For Being Arrested With Marijuana?

Well, the penalty for being arrested with marijuana can have a range. It depends on the packaging, it depends on the quantity, so there’s a lot of different variables. So it’s hard for me, I know you’ve come here to watch this video and maybe you’re in trouble with a marijuana case, but you really need an attorney to evaluate it.

For instance, it’s not always weight. So let’s say you have one ounce of marijuana, but it’s in one package. That may be a misdemeanor charge. However, however, let’s say you have a half ounce of marijuana, but it’s individually packaged. That could be a distribution charge which is a felony so packaging makes a big difference and obviously quantity makes a big difference.

The Louisiana criminal code goes into all the different variables of how it’s packaged, how it’s contained and these are all across the boards. You really need to have a lawyer look into it and interpret the code for you.


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