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Possession of Marijuana Summons in Baton Rouge City Court

Possession of Marijuana in Baton Rouge

Marijuana is one of the most controversial substances that can get you into a legal case, because it is still illegal in Louisiana. This substance is classified as a controlled substance in Baton Rouge and its possession can cause you to face prosecution in court. Possession of marijuana charges is one of the most common cases in Baton Rouge City Court. Several persons are charged daily for possessing an unlawful amount of marijuana. When you have a possession of marijuana case in Baton Rouge, you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer to represent and defend you in court.

Baton Rouge is one of the places where there is very low tolerance for possession or circulation of marijuana because marijuana is one of the controlled substances largely banned in Baton Rouge City Court. But as a recreational drug, it was approved as a treatment for certain chronic medical conditions. However, before you can be in possession of marijuana in Baton Rouge, you must have a prescription from a physician and must be solely for chronic, debilitating medical conditions such as glaucoma, cancer, seizure disorder, multiple sclerosis, or severe muscle spasm.

Possession of any amount of marijuana without prescription is punishable by payment of fines or jail time. Having even little quantity of marijuana for personal use is illegal. The severity of possession of marijuana crime is dependent on the amount the defendant is caught with and multiple convictions.

The Problem With Just Pleading GUILTY

The problem with pleading guilty to possession of marijuana is that it goes on your criminal record as a conviction for a drug offense.

Many young people who get a marijuana charge decide to just go plead guilty and pay the fine. We notice they are generally young college students because older people understand how having a marijuana conviction on your record can make it difficult to get into graduate school or find employment. Just because marijuana should be legal in your eyes doesn’t mean the companies that you want to go work for see it the same way.

Many large and small companies view a drug conviction as a liability. Therefore, if they hire you, they are creating a liability and possible exposure for the company. Plus, it shows bad judgment altogether on behalf of the convicted applicant because the applicant got caught committing a crime.

It is much easier for the company to just hire one of the other 100 applicants that don’t have a conviction on their record.

Possession of Marijuana Lawyer in Baton Rouge City Court

Our lawyers know how to protect our clients’s criminal records from a conviction. The listed Possession of Marijuana charge below is an offense prosecuted in Baton Rouge City Court under 13:966 of the Municipal Code. It is a misdemeanor offense. Felonies are prosecuted in District Court. The Barkemeyer Law Firm is skilled and experienced at handling misdemeanors is Baton Rouge City Court. Contact us at (225) 964-6720 if you or someone you know has a criminal charge in City Court.

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