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Marijuana Violations in Scranton, CA

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Marijuana crimes are some of the most common drug crimes in the country. Due laws that allow some consumption for medical purposes, marijuana is one of the easiest controlled dangerous substances to get. While the penalties for a marijuana violation are considered separate from other controlled dangerous substances, they can still be life-impacting depending on their seriousness.

At the Law Offices of William D. Thompson, our Scranton criminal defense lawyer strives to provide all of our clients with a well-orchestrated criminal defense that will lead them to the best possible case outcome. We have considerable experience as a Scranton drug crimes attorney, earning admission into the National Association of Drug Court Professionals as well as an 8.8 Excellent rating from Avvo.

Let us help you protect your rights and your future; call the Law Offices of William D. Thompson today at (570) 666-1068.

Marijuana Crimes in Scranton, PA

Pennsylvania’s marijuana laws are not the strictest in the country, but still could land you in some serious trouble if you are found to be in possession or consuming it without authorization. The marijuana laws in Pennsylvania are as follows:

  • Possession: a misdemeanor charge with penalties at a maximum of one year in prison and a $5,000 fine, though the court can double your penalties for subsequent convictions.
  • Sales or Distribution: a felony charge unless you distribute less than 30 grams for no compensation. Maximum penalties are for extreme cases, but can range up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $100,000, or higher in order to exhaust proceeds from the sale.
  • Cultivation: growing your own marijuana is a felony charge with a minimum prison sentence of a year and a maximum fine of $15,000.
  • Possession of Paraphernalia: Possessing things such as blunt papers, water pipes, or other drug-related devices is a misdemeanor with incarceration for up to a year and a $5,000 fine maximums.
  • Hash & Concentrates: Penalties for possession or selling of marijuana concentrates are the same as their non-concentrate counterparts. Manufacture is a felony with up to 5 years in prison and a $15,000 maximum fine as penalties.

Are you facing marijuana-related charges? Have your case evaluated by an experienced Scranton drug crime attorney by contacting the Law Offices of William D. Thompson for assistance now!

Recent Reviews From Previous Clients

  • Bill was successful in providing us with a great outcome.

    “We were referred to Bill by a senior member of law enforcement. As a parent, your worst nightmare is receiving a call that one of your children had found themselves in a situation that could have serious criminal ramifications. Bill was quite willing to accept our case, and immediately set about the task of learning and examining the facts, then having a detailed conversation with us as a group, and independently with our child. Bill walked us through all the implications of his actions, and outlined best and worst case scenarios so that we would be adequately armed with as much information as possible. A lot of that may seem standard fare for some attorney’s, but where Bill absolutely stood apart was the way he engaged us as a family. Granted, we do not have a lot of experience working with attorney’s, but the experience of working with Bill was in large part contradictory to the stereotype. He gave us the feeling that he genuinely cared about our child’s well-being, and we walked away from our initial meeting with an assured feeling that he would do whatever it took to provide us with the best possible outcome. This was a traumatic experience for our child, but through it all, he actually looked up to Bill as not just his attorney, but somewhat of a mentor. This speaks volumes to Bill’s ability to effectively communicate with us, and the level of transparency into the process that he provided. Bill was successful in providing us with a great outcome, and we are extremely grateful for his dedication to the case and his brilliance in the execution of it. We would 100% recommend Bill with no reservations whatsoever. ”

    Former Client

  • I highly recommend him to others and I will continue to do so!

    “I met Mr. Thompson about 4 years ago. I was on probation at the time and I hired him in June 2011 for a reduction of my sentence. (I was sentenced in 2008 for 5 1/2 years Probation, among other things. Mr. Thompson was not my lawyer at the time ) After hiring Mr. Thompson he had a hearing set up with the Judge in October 2011, however I was violated before my court date. He immediately came to speak with me the day I was incarcerated in September of 2011. He kept me up to date with information regarding my case regularly. If I had questions he was able to answer them. For example I was on a certain block while incarcerated. He was able to answer my question. He was also in communication with my mother during that time to keep her up to date as well. He was reasonably priced in comparison to my previous lawyer. He managed to have my sentence reduced by a year and a half with a violation and I was out of jail in 43 days. I have used him in other situations regarding the law after being out of jail in November 2011 and I would use him again. I highly recommend him to others and I will continue to do so. ”

    Maura

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    “We were referred to Bill by a lawyer who had previously help us with some real estate issues when we were looking for a criminal lawyer. From the first call, Bill was great with communication and keeping us update with information. He explained everything very clearly from the worst case scenario to the most realistic. He made sure every question was answered and did the research when necessary. Overall, Bill took what could have been a huge mess in multiple counties and helped us get a fair and reasonable resolution for everything. Honestly, we hope we never have to call Bill again, but we would definitely recommend him to friends. ”

    Former Client

  • I just wanted to say thanks for doing such a good job handling my case. You are the best Billy. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer.

    “I just wanted to say thanks for doing such a good job handling my case. Every other lawyer I talked to told me that I was getting 5 years for my second DUI and you got me six months [probation]. You are the best Billy. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. ”

    Bob

  • I'd just like to thank him and I would recommend him to any friends or family member. So thank you Bill for everything you managed to do for me, I appreciate it more then I can put into words.

    “I'd just like to thank him and I would recommend him to any friends or family member. So thank you Bill for everything you managed to do for me, I appreciate it more then I can put into words. ”