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Stamford, Connecticut Marijuana Possession Attorney

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Stamford Marijuana Possession Attorney

An arrest for marijuana possession can create a number of legal difficulties, especially if you already have a criminal record. If arrested with less than 4 ounces, you could be fined up to $1,000 and be sentenced to a year in jail. Penalties are more severe in cases involving marijuana possession in excess of 4 ounces or repeat offenses for marijuana possession.

In cases involving juveniles, the court will likely sentence you to a certain number of community service hours and may require you to attend drug counseling. However, working with an experienced drug possession lawyer who understands how both the criminal court and juvenile justice system works is important. With over 40 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney, Daniel P. Weiner has the resources and knowledge needed to help clients arrested for marijuana possession leverage their interests and protect their rights.

Before you plead "guilty" or talk to prosecutors and juvenile probation officers, contact Connecticut criminal defense attorney Daniel P. Weiner today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Adult Arrests and Marijuana Possession

An arrest for marijuana possession can have more far-reaching consequences than a fine or a few days in jail. Many employers have a zero-tolerance policy regarding drug use and criminal convictions. If your employer finds out about your arrest and conviction, you will likely lose your job. Additionally, a criminal conviction for marijuana possession on your record could make it more difficult to find a job in the future. Further, once your insurer finds out about your conviction, your car and homeowner's policy premiums could increase. If you are a student, you could be disqualified for student loans.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may be able to reduce the charges against you or petition the court to have your record sealed. As your attorney, Daniel P. Weiner will evaluate your case and discuss the best options available to you.

Juvenile Arrests for Marijuana Possession

Juveniles arrested for marijuana possession are unlikely to end up in juvenile detention. However, this does not mean that the court does not take marijuana possession seriously. Currently, the juvenile system is structured for the purposes of intervention and rehabilitation. As a result, young people are often given a second chance but may be required to attend drug counseling, perform community service, or agree to certain restrictions placed on them by the court.

Daniel P. Weiner has represented thousands of teens in the juvenile court system. If you have a teen who has been arrested for marijuana possession or are an attorney representing a juvenile client, contact the Connecticut Law Offices of Daniel P. Weiner today to discuss your case. Our experience with handling juvenile matters means we're familiar with the procedures and deadlines often involved in juvenile cases.