Marijuana Possession and Synthetic Marijuana Possession
In Louisiana, marijuana and Synthetic Marijuana are both classified as Schedule I Drugs and carry the same punishment. If someone possesses an amount of marijuana or synthetic marijuana consistent with personal use and is not distributing or selling marijuana, they will usually be charged with misdemeanor possession. Marijuana and synthetic marijuana possession are offenses that can be enhanced depending on the number of convictions an offender may have. First offense possession of marijuana/synthetic marijuana is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to six months in jail. Second offence marijuana/synthetic marijuana is a felony that is punishable by up to 5 years in jail, and third offense is also a felony punishable by up to 20 years. The laws in Louisiana are very strict for marijuana and synthetic marijuana. It is very important to be represented by an attorney when charged with any type of marijuana offense to make sure your rights are protected. Ben LaBranche as represented many people charged with marijuana possession.
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