West Chester, PA 19380
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Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.
Joshua Tebay is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Michael E. Houghton brings both passion and enthusiasm to criminal defense through his extensive knowledge and experience.
Timothy Kraeer is a highly experienced traffic attorney who handles related criminal and civil matters across the state.
Since 1992, Ann has been advocating for her clients both in and out of tough courtrooms of Philadelphia, which has cultivated her craft.
David Strenfel is a highly experienced attorney who focuses on trial advocacy, constitutional law, and criminal defense.
Jonathon Luff has successfully represented countless clients and gain freedom for many wrongfully accused individuals.
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Marijuana is considered a very serious drug in Pennsylvania. Due to its propensity to be abused, Pennsylvania laws seek to deter individuals from using marijuana by making the penalties associated with its use severe. Even if found with extremely small amounts, an individual could potentially face time behind bars. In order to avoid severe punishments for possession of marijuana, it is important to consult with an experienced marijuana crimes defense lawyer.
If you have been arrested for possessing marijuana in the counties of Chester, Lancaster, Delaware, or Montgomery, contact Ciccarelli Law Offices. In order to provide you with the best defense possible, the attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices will work around the clock. They will spend time collecting evidence, hunting down witness, and continuously attacking the prosecution’s assertions of fact.
Call us today at (610) 719-3200 to set up a free consultation on your possession of marijuana charges. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin preparing your rigorous defense. We represent people throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, including Downingtown, Exton, Media, Lancaster, West Goshen and Coatesville.
According to Pennsylvania’s Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act (35 P.S. § 780-102 (2)), it is illegal for anyone to consciously control or have dominion over marijuana, marijuana seeds, or mixtures containing marijuana. Marijuana is also commonly referred to as weed, hash, ganja, cannabis, or pot.
Under Pennsylvania law, possession can either be “actual” or “constructive” in nature. Actual possession applies to scenarios in which the alleged offender has marijuana in his or her pocket, hand, purse, backpack, or otherwise attached to their body. Constructive possession pertains to situations in which an individual is in control of marijuana that is not on his or her body, but is aware of the presence of the marijuana, and has the ability to seize control of it.
Possession is an element of the charge of marijuana possession, meaning prosecutors must prove it beyond reasonable doubt. Your West Chester marijuana defense lawyer can call to question whether prosecutors sufficiently proved that you possessed the pot.
If an individual is found to be in possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana, or less than eight grams of hashish (hash), he or she can be sentenced to up to 30 days in jail and/or up to a $500 fine.
For individuals convicted of possessing more than 30 grams of marijuana, the potential punishments include up to a year in prison and/or a fine of no more than $5,000.
If you are facing charges for possession of marijuana in Newton Square, Norristown, Willow Street, Exton, Downington, Coatesville or Southeastern Pennsylvania, take the first and most important step in defending yourself by contacting Ciccarelli Law Offices. With offices located in Malvern, Springfield, King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Lancaster, West Chester, Kennett Square, Plymouth Meeting, and Radnor, the firm is able to provide quality legal representation to individuals throughout the greater Philadelphia region, who are facing marijuana possession charges.
Contact us today at (610) 719-3200 to ensure that you have a team of dedicated defense lawyers on your side. We are an aggressive group of attorneys who will handle your case with the attention and care that you desire.