Marijuana is one of the most common drugs one can be caught with in Delaware. It is known by several street names including Mary Jane, Weed, Pot, Grass, Dope, Herb, and Hash.
Possession can either be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on where you were caught with it. The severity of the charge may also depend on the amount of the drug that you were found with and whether any damage incurred due to the ingestion of drugs. Charges may also be increased for selling or intending to sell the drug (especially to a minor or on school grounds).
Being convicted of a drug crime will follow you around for years after the arrest. Your life may be hindered on many levels when you least expect it. Working with a Sussex County Narcotics Defense Lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire legal process. Also, having an attorney in your corner will ensure that the best possible outcome is obtained on your behalf.
Marijuana Cultivation Attorney Delaware
Cultivation or growing of marijuana is a felony in Delaware that carries with it mandatory minimum jail sentences. Fines for the cultivation of marijuana in Delaware are also very costly. If you, or a loved one, have been caught growing or cultivating marijuana in Delaware it is imperative that you speak with a Defense Attorney.
Delaware Marijuana Cultivation Laws And Penalties
- Cultivation of any amount is a felony with a 5-year jail sentence and a fine of $1,000.00-$10,000.00
- Cultivation of 5-100 pounds is a felony with 2-year minimum jail sentence and a fine of $25,000.00
- Cultivation of 100-500 pounds is a felony with 4-year minimum jail sentence and a fine of $50,000
- Cultivation of more than 500 pounds is a felony with an 8-year minimum jail sentence and a fine of $100,000
Delaware Marijuana Dui Lawyer
You can be arrested for driving under the influence of drugs in Delaware. If you operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana you can be arrested for a Marijuana DUI.
You should immediately speak with a Delaware DUI Lawyer. Our expert attorney has been defending those accused of DUI and drug crimes in Delaware for many years. Let him fight to protect your rights, reputation, and driving privileges.
Penalties For Dui Marijuana In Delaware
A DUI conviction, even a first offense, can disrupt your life now and in the future. Upon conviction, you will face severe fines, fees, increased insurance premiums and a loss of driving privileges.
If you were found with drugs in the car at the time of the DUI arrest you will face additional charges related to the drugs such as drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The consequences for these charges can be substantially more severe than the DUI charges and can involve fines, fees, community service and jail time.
Signs Of Driving Under The Influence Of Marijuana
There are several signs that can indicate that you were possibly driving under the influence of marijuana. They are:
- Smell of marijuana in the car
- Driving excessively slow
- Erratic driving behaviors
- Slurred speech
- Bloodshot eyes
- Impaired cognitive function
- Impaired motor skills
Marijuana Dui Defense In Delaware
Delaware Marijuana DUI defense is different than a conventional alcohol-induced DUI. Initially, it must be determined that the police had reason to pull you over. Once it is established that the police had sufficient reason to pull you over the focus of the defense may shift to how the marijuana was detected in your system.
Typically a blood or urine test is used to determine the concentration of THC in your blood or urine. There can be flaws in a blood or urine test that can help your case in court.
Flaws may be found in the test accuracy. We will look for flaws such as was the marijuana medically prescribed and how long had it been since you ingested it prior to driving. We will use our in-depth knowledge of Delaware DUI Law and Delaware Marijuana Laws to devise a solid and strategic defense. Having your charges dropped or dismissed is our ultimate goal. If that cannot happen he will do our best to have the charges lessened.