Are You Facing Marijuana Charges?
The legalization of marijuana has become a hot issue on ballots across the United States. Even Illinois voters approved a medical marijuana law, which is set to launch sometime this year. It may seem that the state is easing its restrictions on marijuana possession and usage, but the medical marijuana law is the strictest seen in the country and those without a doctor's permission can find themselves facing criminal charges for marijuana. Under state and federal law, it is illegal to use, possess, or manufacture marijuana under the Cannabis Control Act. Possession of less than 30 grams or sale of less than 10 grams is considered a misdemeanor crime that can find someone facing time behind bars and assessment fines of a few hundred dollars. Any amount above misdemeanor limit will be considered a felony level drug crime and can carry up to 30 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines and assessments for the alleged crime.