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Penalties For Marijuana-Related Drug Crimes In Michigan

Marijuana Possession Or Use

Marijuana possession for Personal use

  • Up to 2.5 oz – No penalty
  • More than 2.5 oz up to 5 oz (first offense) – Civil infraction with fines up to $500
  • More than 5 oz (first offense) – Misdemeanor with fines up to $500

Marijuana use in a park — A misdemeanor or felony crime, up to two years in prison, fines of up to $2,000

Marijuana Cultivation

Cultivating less than 20 marijuana plants — A felony crime, up to four years in prison, fines of up to $20,000

Cultivating between 20 and 200 marijuana plants — A felony crime, up to seven years in prison, fines of up to $500,000

Cultivating 200 or more marijuana plants — A felony crime, up to 15 years in prison, fines of up to $10,000,000

Marijuana Sales

Distribution without remuneration — A misdemeanor crime, up to one year in jail, fines of up to $1,000

Selling less than five kilograms of marijuana — A felony crime, up to four years in prison, fines of up to $20,000

Selling between five and 45 kilograms of marijuana — A felony crime, up to seven years in prison, fines of up to $500,000

Selling 45 kilograms or more of marijuana — A felony crime, up to 15 years in prison, fines of up to $10,000,000

Besides fines, jail or prison time and additional criminal penalties, a drug crime conviction can have unanticipated consequences on your personal life. A criminal record may have an impact on your job and where you live. If you are a parent, a criminal record may impact child custody arrangements.

It is important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with any marijuana crime. At Amberg, Amberg & Williams, we understand Michigan drug crime laws, and have more than 35 years of experience helping people overcome serious criminal offenses. We will work hard to get you the best results possible.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyers

To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case, contact us online or by calling toll free at 866-447-9209 or locally at 231-735-8575.

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