Possession of Marijuana

Marijuana (also known as cannabis, pot or weed) has recently become legalized or at least decriminalized in twenty-five states along with the District of Columbia.

Montana, unlike most states in the Midwest, currently has some of the more severe and punishable marijuana laws. If you are caught with possession of weed, you will be charged with a crime because it has not been legalized or decriminalized in this state.

Being charged with possession of marijuana has the potential to change your life. In the state of Montana, a marijuana charge can have long-term effects including hefty fines and even jail time. The exact penalty you face for a drug possession charge depends on a variety of factors.

Attorney for Marijuana Possession in Helena, MT

If you were arrested for possession of marijuana in Helena or anywhere else in Montana, contact Greg Beebe, an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and try to get your possession charges dropped.

Greg Beebe is an aggressive criminal defense attorney at Beebe Law Firm and is familiar with Montana's possession laws and is ready to represent you if you were charged with a marijuana possession crime. Call Beebe Law Firm at 1 (406) 442-3625 today. 

Greg represents residents in Lewis and Clark County, Missoula County, Gallatin County or other Montana Counties.


Helena Marijuana Possession Information Center

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Possession of Marijuana

A person commits the offense of criminal possession of marijuana if he or her purposely or knowingly possesses:

  •  60 grams or less of marijuana;
  •  60 grams or more of marijuana.

To convict the Defendant of criminal possession of marijuana, the State must prove the following elements:

  1. That the Defendant possessed:
    •  60 grams or less of marijuana;
    •  60 grams or more of marijuana; and 

2. That the Defendant acted purposely or knowingly.


Penalties & Fines for Possession of Marijuana

  •  60 grams of marijuana or less (first offense) - misdemeanor with a maximum of 6 months in jail and a maximum fine of $500
  •  60 grams of marijuana or less (second offense) - misdemeanor with a maximum of 3 years in jail and maximum fine of $1000
  •  More than 60 grams of marijuana – felony with a maximum of 5 years in jail and a maximum fine of $50,000

Additional Resources

Marijuana in Montana – Read more about Montana's statistics on marijuana arrests in the past years. Read more about penalties and sentences for marijuana possession along with the costs and trends of marijuana in this state.


Finding a Marijuana Possession Attorney in Helena, Montana

If you were arrested for a possession of marijuana in the state of Montana, you need to discuss your case confidentially with Greg Beebe at Beebe Law Firm. Greg Beebe is prepared to assist you, no matter what criminal charges you face.

Beebe Law Firm represents clients in Montana who have been charged with possession of marijuana or any other marijuana offense. Greg Beebe will consult with anyone in Montana who was charged with a possession crime, whether it was a misdemeanor or felony. Greg will fight and defend anyone in the State of Montana along with residents in Lewis and Clark County, Missoula County, Gallatin County or other Montana communities.

The office is conveniently located at 1085 Helena Avenue in Helena, Montana, between Idaho Avenue and North Dakota Avenue. Call us today at 1 (406) 442-3625.


Location:

Beebe Law Firm - Criminal Defense & DUI
1085 Helena Ave. Helena, MT 59601