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Although New Mexico allows medical marijuana usage, unlawfully possessing marijuana – even in small amounts for personal use – is considered a crime under state law. If you’ve been arrested for marijuana possession, the penalties you face can vary. During this time of crisis, do not hesitate to hire a highly skilled Albuquerque drug crime lawyer to begin building a robust defense.
At Border Law Office, Professional Association, our defense attorney has more than 30 years of experience handling even the most complex misdemeanor and felony cases. Our firm is available 24/7 and ready to fight for your rights and your future.
Arrested for marijuana possession? Don’t face these charges alone. Call Border Law Office, PA today at 505.705.8028 to learn more about your case.
Depending on how much marijuana is found in your possession and whether or not this is your first offense, marijuana possession can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. If you’re caught possessing marijuana in an area that’s considered a “drug-free school zone,” your penalties can increase, as well.
Penalties for marijuana possession of up to one ounce can include:
Penalties for marijuana possession between one and eight ounces can include:
Penalties for marijuana possession of eight ounces or more:
Regardless whether your drug charge is considered felony or misdemeanor offense, your rights and freedom can be aggressively protected with the help of our Albuquerque criminal defense attorney. Drug laws are oftentimes extremely convoluted and complex, which is why it has never been more important to retain representation that is trustworthy, efficient and devoted to securing a favorable outcome.
Start exploring your defense options today. Use our online form to request a free case evaluation.