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Even though The State of Michigan has enacted the MMMA (Michigan Medical Marijuana Act), the police and prosecutors have acted as if nothing has changed and charges and arrests have certainly not decreased. In fact, the amount of annual marijuana arrests is near an all-time high. If you have been charged with any type of marijuana crime as a cardholder or a non-cardholder, we can help! We have been a leader in the medical marijuana legal field since the inception of the act and have been successfully helping our clients facing marijuana drug charges for the last 30 years in Michigan. With all the recent changes to marijuana laws in the state, we realize there is a need for aggressive legal representation to protect the rights of the medical marijuana community. We are a part of the NORML Legal Committee to make sure that our clients are up to date on the latest information and court decisions. If you find yourself a suspect, being investigated, or charged with anything related to marijuana give us a call today and we can protect your rights and give you the tough defense that you need!
The Michigan marijuana laws are very poorly written and this can make interpreting it very confusing and frustrating. What is clear is that both medical patients and caregivers are prohibited from selling or distributing to anybody who is not registered with the state as a patient. Unfortunately, the penalty for breaking this law is quite severe and can carry up to a two year prison sentence along with a fine of up to $2,000 for violating the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. However, state prosecutors very often charge under the existing laws which can carry a sentence up to four years in prison along with a $20,000 fine, and the penalties only increase depending on the amount of marijuana. If you are charged under Federal Law, the penalties are extremely harsh. For example, having more than 100 plants and being convicted in Federal Court the results in a penalty of five years in prison mandatory and a $5,000,000 fine. Again, the penalties only increase with the amount of marijuana. Since the penalties are extremely severe, having a seasoned and skilled drug attorney is a must.
Caregivers are allowed to possess 12 marijuana plants and up to 2.5 ounces of actual marijuana for personal medical use; many police officers will also claim that you have over your legal limit even if the statement has no merit. Another reoccurring theme we have observed is the heavy use of forfeitures. When law enforcement believes certain items were bought from the proceeds of marijuana distribution, they will not hesitate to seize your personal assets of high worth including, your marijuana, grow equipment, cash in the house, your automobiles and in some cases even your house. The worst part of this process is that they can seize your property and never even charge you with a marijuana offense. Sounds fair right? Again aggressive representation is needed to counter the aggressive acts of the police. We can help you recover seized property!
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If you have been charged or arrested for any marijuana crime, contact the experienced medical marijuana attorneys at The Clark Law Office and let us protect your rights! We will do everything in our power to fight your charges and get the best possible result. We give free consultations to all of our clients and during this consultation, we will explain the best course of action for your case and why. Don't let your rights get trampled; Call us today at (517) 347-6900 for a free consultation!