Possession of Marijuana

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Possession of Marijuana Attorney

Possession of marijuana is the criminal act of unlawfully possessing various quantities of the drug. Marijuana possession leads the state in drug arrests- 50% of adults and over 80% of juveniles-- more than any other illicit drug. Possession of marijuana while driving will result in an automatic suspension of the offender's driver's license. First-time offenders will receive 6-month suspensions whereas repeat offenders will have their licenses suspended for one year.

Possession of Marijuana Offenses and Penalties in Rhode Island

Possession of less than 1 kilogram is a misdemeanor possession, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of $200-$500.

Possession of 1-5 kilograms is a felony possession with a mandatory minimum sentence of ten (10) to 50 years in prison and a fine of $10,000-$500,000.

Possession of more than 5 kilograms is a felony possession with a mandatory minimum sentence of twenty five years (25) to life in prison and a fine of $25,000-$100,000.

If you, or a loved one have been charged with simple possession of marijuana in Rhode Island, contact Rhode Island Possession of Marijuana Attorney Chad Bank today for your FREE consultation at (401) 229-5088.