While surrounding states like Colorado have legalized marijuana for medicinal and recreational use, marijuana is still outlawed in Wyoming. Being charged with a marijuana crime is serious, and being convicted can make it difficult to find employment or housing, and can even bar individuals from receiving student loans.
Being charged with a marijuana crime does not have to follow you around for the rest of your life. Talk to Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. There are defenses for marijuana crimes, and we’ll help you hammer one out if you’ve been accused. Call (307) 257-7800 today for a free case strategy session with our Gillette drug crime defense attorney.
Marijuana is a controlled substance in Wyoming. People who are caught with it will likely be charged with "possession of a controlled substance." There are four marijuana possession crimes a person can be charged with in Wyoming:
In cases where a person was within 500 feet of a school while possessing marijuana, he will face the above penalties with an added $500 fine.
The penalties for driving while under the influence of marijuana are the same as the penalties for drunk driving in Wyoming. First-time offenders may face up to six months in prison, a fine of $750, or both. When a child under the age of 16 was in the vehicle with the drugged driver, the driver could face six months to a year in prison.
Possession is not the only marijuana crime a person may be charged with in Wyoming.
Being convicted of any marijuana crime can carry severe penalties that will remain with you for the rest of your life. In addition to jail time and fines, a conviction remains on your record, and can keep you from school, housing, and employment opportunities.
If you’ve been charged with a marijuana crime, don’t let it affect your future. Contact our Gillette criminal defense attorneys at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. at (307) 257-7800 today. We know how to win cases, and we will fight hard to help you clear your name. Your consultation is free.
Upon an arrest, a police officer will read your Miranda warning (commonly known as Miranda rights). Your Miranda rights include the right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination and your right to legal counsel. If you have been arrested or investigated without being offered your Miranda rights, your statements may be deemed inadmissible in a court or criminal trial.
Though specific events can differ on a case-by-case basis, there are certain things that you can expect immediately following an arrest. If you are arrested, an officer may handcuff you and take you to Central Booking where you will go through initial processing. After, you will be processed for arraignment (essentially your first appearance before a judge).
We understand that many good people just get caught in wrong situations at the wrong times. Generally speaking, the likelihood of facing a jail time sentence is pretty slim as a first-time offender. Though, prosecutors in the state of Wyoming are incredibly tough when trying drug-related offenses and will often try to pursue the harshest penalties under the law to crack down on the war on drugs.
Even if you think that the case against you is too incriminating, do not make the mistake of thinking that you do not have options available to you. Working with a criminal defense attorney who has trial experience and criminal law knowledge can only improve your chances of securing a reduction in charges, or in some cases, acquittal or complete dismissal.
Results can never be guaranteed, but we can promise the following: