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Many people mistakenly think that marijuana charges aren’t a big deal. While laws are changing at the state level, and the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) was passed in 2008, marijuana is still considered a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level. If you are facing criminal charges associated with a marijuana-related arrest, it is important that you take it seriously and contact a knowledgeable Michigan drug crimes attorney as soon as possible.

Discuss your legal options with our marijuana lawyers in Royal Oak today. Call The Law Offices of Barton Morris at (248) 368-0038.

What Is a Schedule I Drug?

Schedule I drugs are identified as drugs with no medical value and which pose a severe threat of abuse. Many people are surprised to find that marijuana is included as a Schedule 1 drug as it is legal in some states and used medicinally in others. For example, here in Michigan, the MMMA protects patients and their caregivers for engaging in the legitimate medical use of marijuana.

Schedule I drugs carry severe penalties and a conviction can affect your life in many ways, including:

  • Ineligibility from student loans and grant programs
  • Disqualification from military service
  • Difficulty finding employment
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Trouble finding housing

If you are found guilty of possession of marijuana and you are not protected by the MMMA, you could be punished with one year in jail and a mandatory suspension of your driver’s license for one year. While your first offense is charged as a misdemeanor, a second offense will be charged as a felony. With a felony conviction, the penalties only increase.

It Is Important That You Fight Your Marijuana Charges

Since marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug, it is imperative that you fight your charges aggressively. The consequences of a conviction are too steep to risk defending yourself. At The Law Offices of Barton Morris, our Michigan drug crimes attorneys are well-versed in both federal and Michigan State law. We can guide you throughout the entire legal process. We know how disrupting a conviction can be, especially a marijuana conviction which comes with mandatory sentencing. We work hard to keep families together. Our attorneys are guided by the belief that you are innocent until proven guilty, and we always treat you and your case with care and respect.

If you are facing marijuana-related criminal charges, The Law Offices of Barton Morris can be your advocate. Call our Royal Oak-based criminal defense law firm at (248) 368-0038.

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