Marijuana Crimes in Klamath Falls
Marijuana laws in Oregon are very progressive and have become less of a priority across the state. However, marijuana is still largely illegal in Oregon and law enforcement still aggressively investigates and prosecutes marijuana crimes. Marijuana crimes still carry the danger of misdemeanor or felony convictions, supervised probation, and a driver’s license suspension. Although unlikely in today’s criminal justice system, you may even be facing a prison sentence.
WHAT IS THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN TO ME IF I AM CHARGED WITH A MARIJUANA CRIME?
If you have been charged with a marijuana crime you will likely be told by the police or a Judge that you could be facing five or 10 years in prison. In fact, it is likely that the worst sentence you can receive is between 10 and 30 days of jail if you are convicted of a marijuana felony. However, you also could be placed on supervised probation, be made a felon, ordered to do drug treatment, and have your driver’s license suspended. These are all factors that I can attempt to negotiate with the prosecutor or litigate to the Judge.
HOW DO I FIGHT MY MARIJUANA CASE?
Most drug cases (including marijuana) do not go to trial. The majority of defending and litigating happens pre-trial. If law enforcement seized marijuana that you possessed, they cannot have violated your Constitutional rights against search and seizure. Generally the police need a warrant to search your property or person. If they did not have one then you may have a defense in your case. I am very good at finding mistakes made by law enforcement and using this mistake to either get your case dismissed or to get you an otherwise favorable resolution.
WHAT IF I AM AN OMMP CARD HOLDER BUT MY CARD IS EXPIRED?
Unfortunately it is not a defense if your marijuana card has expired. However, if you have a legitimate basis to possess a large amount of marijuana and if you previously held an OMMP card then these facts can be used to help negotiate your case to a fair resolution.