The short answer is "yes." But please read on. As marijuana laws have softened, most legislatures have lowered penalties for possession of marijuana and/or marijuana paraphernalia. For example, Ohio's law on the subject classifies the offense as a minor misdemeanor which involves a maximum fine of $150 and does not allow the defendant to be given any jail time. A driver's license suspension is optional at the judge's discretion. However, many marijuana/paraphernalia cases in Ashland, Ohio are prosecuted under the Municipal Code, which classifies the offenses as Fourth Degree Misdemeanors which are punishable by a maximum fine of $250 and a maximum jail sentence of 30 days, among other potential penalties. If you are facing marijuana charges in Ashland, Ohio you should contact an attorney immediately.
While it may be tempting to forego the cost of hiring an attorney, there are many reasons you should be represented by an attorney. For example, a good defense attorney will review facts surrounding the incident, along with the charges to determine whether you have been charged properly and whether your rights were violated in the process. This could lead to a reduction or dismissal of charges. Additionally, a defense attorney can identify mitigating circumstances that can be used to negotiate a more favorable sentence. These are just a few reasons you may want to discuss your case with an attorney.
The short answer is "yes." But please read on. As marijuana laws have softened, most legislatures have lowered penalties for possession of marijuana and/or marijuana paraphernalia. For example, Ohio'...
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