Portland Marijuana Crime Lawyers
Oregon state laws outline a variety of offenses pertaining to the possession or use of marijuana, and at Castleberry & Elison, P.C., our Portland marijuana crimes attorneys understand that it can be difficult to understand some of the finer differences between these charges. Each of these carries different penalties and could affect a convicted individual in different ways. Because of the complexities of marijuana charges and cases, it is important that an accused party retains the services of an experienced and passionate lawyer.
If you are facing marijuana charges, the Portland marijuana lawyers of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., will work diligently to minimize your penalties or possibly clear your name altogether. Contact our offices at 503-223-0011 to speak to a member of our team about your questions, concerns, and legal needs today.
How We Can Help
The lawyers of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., take pride in having an intimate knowledge of Oregon marijuana laws and the legal system in place to prosecute these crimes. Generally speaking, most marijuana crimes in the state of Oregon fall into one of three different categories:
We are prepared to handle cases that fall into any of these three categories, as well as cases that specifically deal with:
Although many people feel that marijuana charges are not a serious offense, it is necessary to hire a qualified attorney to represent your case, as the penalties for a conviction can be incredibly serious.
Penalties for Marijuana Crimes
While the penalties for marijuana crimes vary significantly based on a number of different circumstances, in some cases, the criminal charges can look extremely severe. For instance, the unlawful delivery of marijuana to a minor is classified as a Class A felony, with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. However, under Oregon law, few individuals arrested for this type of crime would actually face this serious of a penalty, due to Oregon’s complicated sentencing guidelines.
In Oregon, all crimes are given a crime seriousness ranking between 1 and 10, with 10 being the most serious. Furthermore, an individual’s criminal history is also ranked, between A and I, with A being the worst and I being the best. These two factors are determinative of potential penalties for a crime. Even the most serious drug offenses only have a ranking of 8 on the crime seriousness ranking, meaning that an individual with limited criminal history facing any type of marijuana charge will likely face relatively minor penalties.
Being convicted of even a minor criminal offense can have a profound impact on your life. If you are in need of legal representation for a marijuana related charge, contact the Portland marijuana lawyers of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., at 503-223-0011. We sympathize with your situation and can help you fight for your rights in an aggressive and effective manner.