Utah Law Treat Marijuana Possession Harshly
The debate on the legality of marijuana possession continues to rage in American especially as the current election season is ratcheting up. Some candidates believe marijuana should be legal while others believe the marijuana laws need to be more harsh. Each state handles marijuana possession differently as well. California allows medical marijuana and treats smoking weed as an infraction instead of a misdemeanor or felony. Utah is much different then California though. Utah law treats possession of marijuana more harshly than some states and police forces in cities like Orem, Provo, and Lehi actively seek to bust people for smoking weed. A Provo criminal defense lawyer fights weed charges and protects those charged with drug crimes.
Provo and Orem See Large Amounts of Marijuana Charges
Because the Provo/Orem area is home to two universities, they especially see their share of marijuana possessions. Many young people smoke weed and because Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University are in the Provo/Orem area, there are many college age students living in this area who are charged with marijuana possession. Marijuana charges are more common than people realize. There are also many high schools in Utah Valley so many teenagers are charged with smoking weed too. Marijuana possession is a class B misdemeanor meaning a person could conceivably be sentenced to 6 months in jail and pay a $1,000.00 fine. A person’s driver’s license can also be affected when one is caught with marijuana. Smoking weed may seem like a harmless activity by many, but there are serious consequences unforeseen by many people, especially younger adults.
Police from cities like Provo, Orem, Lehi, and Spanish Fork actively seek out juveniles and young adults because they can often find marijuana in their possession. Anyone who does get into trouble because of drugs should not speak to police about it but remain silent and call a Provo criminal defense lawyer. A drug crime is a blotch on a person’s record and a drug crime lawyer from Criminal Defense Provo can help keep a crime off a person’s record.
Contact a Drug Lawyer Today
If you have been charged with possession of marijuana or another drug crime, get a free consultation with a drug crime lawyer from Criminal Defense Provo. Our attorneys will tell you the different options you have to fight your charge and what your best outcome will likely be. Call 801.413.1753 to set up an appointment today.