Maryland Law on Possession of Marijuana Less Than 10 Grams

Ocean City Maryland Possession of Drug Marijuana Less Than 10 Grams LawyerHave you been charged with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams in Ocean City, Maryland?  Contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at (410) 288-2900 for immediate help.

The maximum penalty for possession of marijuana less than 1

0 grams in Maryland is 90 days in jail.  This offense is classified as a misdemeanor.

A conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life, don’t let one mistake ruin your future.  A conviction for controlled dangerous substances can prevent you from obtaining employment, renting a home, obtaining licenses, prevent loans, and numerous other collateral consequences.

Contact attorney G. Randolph Rice, Jr., an Ocean City Maryland Drug Defense Attorney at (410) 288-2900.

If you don’t live in Maryland, we can conduct all of the legal work by phone, email and fax.

Mr. Rice is a former Maryland Assistant State’s Attorney and has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Maryland.

Contact the office by phone (410) 288-2900 or email Mr. Rice for immediate help.

What does the State’s Attorney’s Office have to prove to convict you of CDS: Possession – Marihuana/Marijuana less than 10 grams?

In order to convict you of possession of Marihuana (Marijuana), the State must prove:

1.         that the you knowingly possessed the substance;

2.         that you knew the general character or illicit nature of the substance; and

3.         that the substance was marihuana/marijuana.

Possession means having control over a thing, whether actual or indirect. You do not have to be the only person in possession of the substance. More than one person may have possession of the same substance at the same time.  A person not in actual possession, who knowingly has both the power and the intention to exercise control over a thing, either personally or through another person, has indirect possession. In determining whether the defendant had indirect possession of the substance, consider all of the surrounding circumstances. These circumstances include the distance between the you and the substance, whether you had some ownership or possessory interest in the place or automobile where the substance was found, and any indications that the you were participating with others in the mutual use and enjoyment of the substance.

You do not have a jury trial right in Maryland if the maximum penalty is 90 days or less.

Contact the office today at (410) 288-2900 for immediate legal help.

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