Possession of Marijuana Defense Attorney

Harrisburg/York PA Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana Defense Lawyer

Statutory Definition

Pursuant Section 780-113(a)(31) of The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act, it is unlawful for a person to possess a small amount of marijuana: 1) only for personal use; 2) with the intent to distribute but not sell it; or, 3) to deliver but not sell it.


The maximum period of incarceration for a conviction of possession of a small amount of marijuana is 30 days. Additionally, a conviction for this offense carries a mandatory six (6) month license suspension for a first offense and the period of license suspension escalates for each subsequent conviction.

Protect Your Interests

When you have been charged with Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, the penalties you could be subject to can have far-reaching implications. A conviction for a drug offense and license suspension may negatively impact your ability to maintain or obtain employment. Additionally, if you have children, you are divorced or separated, and have a custody case or order, a conviction could adversely impact your parental rights.

Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney Dave Mueller offers an individualized approach to identify your goals and prepare a personalized strategy to give you the best possible chance to meet your objectives. Not only does he take into consideration the facts specific to the allegations against you, he develops an understanding of your personal background to identify how the consequences you face may impact your life moving forward.

Protect Your Rights

Just because you have been charged with Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, does not mean that you do not have rights that you may be able to assert. However, it will be a long and difficult road to travel if you attempt to navigate your way through the criminal justice system without the assistance of knowledgeable and experienced counsel.

Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney Dave Mueller has the knowledge and experience defending drug cases that you need and deserve. If there was an illegal search or seizure that resulted in you being accused of Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, he will identify it. If there is a way to avoid a conviction and license suspension through your entry into a diversionary program, he will effectively communicate the risks/rewards associated with your options and work diligently to carry out your objectives.

Contact a Possession of Marijuana Defense Lawyer Today

When you have been accused of Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, the life you know and enjoy may be in jeopardy. While it may not be considered the most heinous crime, the consequences are real.

Drug Crimes Defense Attorney Dave Mueller understands that every crime is serious when you are the person accused of committing it. He invests himself in every case with an appreciation for how the penalties could impact you or your family. Accordingly, he will work with you to define your objectives and carry out a personalized strategy to protect your rights and interests.

To schedule a free initial, phone consultation, please contact our office at 1-(800) 615-0115 or contact us online.

The Law firm of Colgan & Associates, LLC proudly serves clients throughout Central and South Central Pennsylvania including, but not limited to, Harrisburg, York, Hershey, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg, Gettysburg, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, York County, Adams County, Perry County, Mifflin County, and Juniata County.

Contact the Dauphin, York, and Cumberland County Criminal Defense Law office of Colgan & Associates, LLC today.


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