Were you arrested for the illegal possession, production, or delivery of marijuana? Are you looking for a skilled attorney who can help you fight your charges? At Siefman Law LLC, our legal team consists of Portland criminal defense attorneys who are highly knowledgeable of Oregon’s marijuana laws. Some individuals may need to prove that they never carried out their alleged crimes or that there are serious flaws with the prosecution’s evidence. Others may have to prove that their marijuana production or possession was in compliance with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP).
Regardless of the type of marijuana charges you are facing, we urge you to call our legal team and learn about your options for protecting yourself from a criminal conviction. We may be able to help you avoid serious penalties such as jail / prison time and hefty fines!
Take action now by calling (503) 395-2135!
Marijuana Charges in Oregon
The severity of your marijuana charges will depend both on the type of crime you are accused of and the amount of marijuana allegedly involved. For example, possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana is a violation with a maximum penalty of a $650 fine and no jail time, while possession of 4 ounces or more can lead to up to 10 years of imprisonment. The crime of delivering marijuana can be penalized by up to 20 years of imprisonment if it is delivered to a minor or if it is delivered within 1,000 feet from a school primarily attended by minors. Meanwhile, individuals who are convicted of illegally cultivating marijuana can be imprisoned for up to 10 years with any amount of marijuana. (Oregon Revised Statutes §475.856-864)
There are many different defenses that can be used in marijuana cases. Our Portland defense attorneys can review the facts of your criminal matter and help you draw up an effective plan for defending your freedom and your reputation!
Defending OMMP Cardholders
The OMMP ( Oregon Medical Marijuana Program) allows individuals with certain debilitating medical conditions to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes. People can only become OMMP cardholders when they have statements from qualified attending physicians that verify that marijuana use could relieve their symptoms. The cardholders, their caregivers, and growers are protected from state prosecution for their marijuana-related activity.
In order to maintain this protection, cardholders must comply with the program’s rules, which prohibit them from:
- Driving under the influence of marijuana
- Giving medical marijuana to someone else who does not have an OMMP card
- Complying with the rules restricting the sale of marijuana
- Using medical marijuana in a public place
- Producing medical marijuana in a place other than the patient’s approved growsite
- Complying with the rules governing growing
- Complying with OMMP Dispensary rules
Are you being prosecuted even though you have the right to use or grow medical marijuana under the OMMP? If so, you should call us so we can help you stand up for your rights and take aggressive steps to avoid an undeserved conviction!
When your future is on the line because of marijuana-related charges, you can turn to us for quality legal assistance.
Contact Siefman Law LLC at (503) 395-2135 to learn about your rights and legal options. Schedule your free consultation today!