Marijuana Possession

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Many people are arrested each month for the possession of marijuana. Often these drug possession arrests go hand in hand with a DUI - drug offense. It begins when an officer suspects a driver of some type of traffic infraction - from speeding or weaving to a headlight violation. The officer stops of the vehicle and then may observe some unusual behavior from the motorist - or the odor of alcohol or marijuana. Sometimes the officer will accuse the driver of having red or glassy eyes, slurred speech, or other mannerisms consistent with intoxication.

This could lead to questioning and / or field sobriety testing. Officers are not ones to give the driver the benefit of the doubt and will make an arrest for possession or DUI if they feel that there is some evidence to support the arrest. Prosecutors can seek jail time and driver's license suspensions - even in cases of first time offenders. There are very serious consequences, even if only residue amount of marijuana are found. Possession of drug related objects is another charge the officer and a prosecutor may throw on if a pipe or rolling paper, etc. is found.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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